cd4 cell count meaning

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  • [Medicine]
    The number of CD4-POSITIVE T-LYMPHOCYTES per unit volume of BLOOD. Determination requires the use of a fluorescence-activated flow cytometer.


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  1. While CD4 cell counts typically replenish after effective ART, ILCs depletion is irreversible with ART initiated after the depletion despite suppression of viremia.
  2. Mariam's helper CD4 cell count, a measure of the capacity remaining in her immune system, was low but not desperately so.
  3. The FDA concluded that an increase in CD4 cell counts was an indicator of how effective the drug would be against AIDS and HIV infection.
  4. Formerly, the guidelines recommended starting antiretroviral treatment in HIV patients who had no AIDS symptoms when CD4 cell counts drop below 500 cells per cubic millimeter.
  5. Conclusions about relative effects of the drugs were based on clinical findings such as the drop in CD4 cell counts or the development of AIDS-related diseases.

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