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We report a unique case of TB-IRIS in an immunocompetent child presenting with new onset of pleuritic chest pain after receiving anti-TB drugs. TB-IRIS should be considered as a differential diagnosis in case of clinical deterioration or appearance of new typical lesions despite appropriate anti-TB treatment for more than 2 weeks in the absence of persistently active TB or any other alternative causes.

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This will prevent physicians from mis- diagnosis as superimposed infections, treatment failure or TB relapse.

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This page is a summary of: TB-IMMUNE RECONSTITUTION INFLAMMATORY SYNDROME IN CHILDREN WITHOUT HIV, CHEST Journal, June 2022, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.chest.2021.12.424.
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