Sepsis mimicker in an human immunodeficiency virus-infected patient

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A 22-year-old human immunodeficiency virus-infected male presented with fever, rash, hypotension, and renal insufficiency 18 days following initiation of therapy with an efavirenz-based antiretroviral regimen. Although rash is a common side effect of efavirenz, severe hypersensitivity reactions are rare. Systemic symptoms can include hepatic toxicity and pneumonitis, and in one instance death. Corticosteroids are the mainstay of treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere1861
Pages (from-to)e1861-e1863
JournalMilitary Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2017
Externally publishedYes


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