In this retrospective case-control study, we compared the number of circulating lymphocyte subsets among 31 healthy controls, 18 naive and 40 antiretroviral-treated HIV patients, 28 untreated and 18 treated relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. Lymphocyte subsets were no different between untreated MS patients and controls. Untreated and treated MS had a lower CD8+ count and a higher CD4+ number compared to untreated and treated HIV patients except similar CD4+ number between treated MS and HIV patients. CD4/CD8 ratio was lower in female HIV non-responders and in relapsing MS women compared, respectively, to female HIV responders and remitting MS women, and there were no differences in men.
- CD4+ count
- HIV positive dermatological patients
- Multiple Sclerosis
- circulating lymphocytes