Sarcoidosis in a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome treated with interleukin-2

Clin Infect Dis. 2000 Dec;31(6):1493-4. doi: 10.1086/317475.


Concomitant human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and sarcoidosis is rare. Sarcoidlike reactions could belong to the "highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART)-induced immune restitution syndrome." We report a case of sarcoidosis beginning after 2 months of interleukin-2 (IL-2) therapy in a patient with HIV who had undetectable plasmatic viral load under HAART and we discuss possible mechanisms.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / complications*
  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / drug therapy*
  • Adult
  • Anti-HIV Agents / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Interleukin-2 / therapeutic use*
  • Male
  • Sarcoidosis / complications*


  • Anti-HIV Agents
  • Interleukin-2