>Revista Cubana de Medicina
>Year 2013, Issue 2
Noda AAL, Vidal TLA, Pérez LJE, Cañete VR
Clinical interpretation of the CD4 positive T lymphocytes count in HIV infection
Rev cubana med 2013; 52 (2)
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The main consequence of persistent replication of the human immunodeficiency
virus is the gradual reduction of CD4 positive T lymphocytes, what eventually leads
to the loss of immunological competence. The CD4 positive T lymphocytes count by
means of flow cytometry is considered an essential part in medical attention and a
parameter to identify the disease as well as a useful guide to clinical treatment. Numerous factors, besides the infection by the human immunodeficiency virus, can
influence in the CD4 positive T lymphocytes. The changes in this parameter,
generated by these factors, do not indicate real modifications in the immunological
status of the patient and should be interpreted with caution.
||HIV, AIDS, treatment, antiretroviral, CD4.
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