Is the CD4 cell percentage a better marker of immunosuppression than the absolute CD4 cell count in HIV-infected patients with cirrhosis?

Marco Bongiovanni, Andrea Gori, Alessandro Cozzi Lepri, Andrea Antinori, Andrea De Luca, Gabriella Pagano, Alessandro Chiodera, Massimo Puoti, Antonella D Arminio Monforte

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Abstract

Recently, it was shown that cirrhotic patients without human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection had low CD4 cell counts and normal CD4 cell percentages, suggesting that, for HIV-infected persons, the CD4 cell percentage might be a more accurate marker of disease progression than the absolute CD4 cell count. In cirrhotic HIV-infected persons in the Italian Cohort of Antiretroviral-Naive Patients, the absolute CD4 cell count seemed to be better predictor of the risk of developing an acquired immunodeficiency syndrome-defining illness than the CD4 cell percentage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)650-653
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume45
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology

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