CD4 lymphocyte count in HIV-positive persons exposed to Cryptococcus neoformans.

@article{Arasth1995CD4LC,
  title={CD4 lymphocyte count in HIV-positive persons exposed to Cryptococcus neoformans.},
  author={Keikawus Arast{\'e}h and M P L'age and Ursula Futh and Gernot Grosse and Friedrich Staib},
  journal={Zentralblatt fur Bakteriologie : international journal of medical microbiology},
  year={1995},
  volume={283 1},
  pages={127-35}
}
A report is presented on four HIV-positive homosexual men examined after several months of exposure during cleaning of a flat from masses of pigeon droppings heavily colonized by Cryptococcus neoformans. Only one out of the four persons, with a CD4 lymphocyte count of 50/microL, fell sick from systemic cryptococcosis, but not the others, with CD4 lymphocyte counts of 180, 250, and 630/microL, respectively; they remained clinically and mycologically inconspicuous and free from C. neoformans… CONTINUE READING