CD4 counts as predictors of opportunistic pneumonias in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • HIV Seropositivity
  • Opportunistic Infections
  • Pneumonia
  • T-Lymphocytes, Helper-Inducer

abstract

  • Pneumocystis pneumonia, cytomegalovirus pneumonia, and pulmonary infection caused by C. neoformans or M. avium-intracellulare are unlikely to occur in HIV-infected patients who have had a CD4 count above 0.200 to 0.250 X 10(9) cells/L (200 to 250 cells/mm3) or a CD4 percent above 20% to 25% in the 60 days before pulmonary evaluation. Patients infected with HIV who have a CD4 count below 0.200 X 10(9) cells/L (or less than 20% CD4 cells) are especially likely to benefit from antipneumocystis prophylaxis.

publication date

  • January 1989

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 2546472

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 223

end page

  • 31

volume

  • 111

number

  • 3