Evaluating total lymphocyte counts as a substitute for CD4 counts in the follow up of AIDS patients.

@article{Angelo2007EvaluatingTL,
  title={Evaluating total lymphocyte counts as a substitute for CD4 counts in the follow up of AIDS patients.},
  author={Ana Luiza Dias Angelo and Camila Dias Angelo and Alex Jos{\'e} Leite Torres and Andr{\'e} Maur{\'i}cio Costa Ramos and M{\'a}rcia Maria de Oliveira Lima and Eduardo M Netto and Carlos R Brites},
  journal={The Brazilian journal of infectious diseases : an official publication of the Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases},
  year={2007},
  volume={11 5},
  pages={466-70}
}
This study evaluated total lymphocyte count (TLC) as a substitute marker for CD4+ cell counts to identify patients who need prophylaxis against opportunistic infection (CD4 < 200 cells/mm(3)) and patients with CD4 < 350 cells/mm(3) (Brazilian threshold value of CD4 count to define AIDS). We evaluated TLC and CD4+ cells count of 1,174 HIV-infected patients, in Salvador, Brazil, from May 2003 to September 2004. CD4+ cell counts were performed by flow cytometry, and TLC was measured with an… CONTINUE READING