Idiopathic CD4 lymphocytopenia.

  title={Idiopathic CD4 lymphocytopenia.},
  author={Ulrich A. Walker and Klaus Warnatz},
  journal={Current opinion in rheumatology},
  volume={18 4},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW A severe decrease of CD4 T cells predisposes humans to opportunistic infections. In adults, HIV is certainly the most common cause of CD4 lymphocytopenia, but other causes, such as infections, autoimmune diseases, immunosuppressive therapy, lymphoma and idiopathic forms need to be considered. This review summarizes the current knowledge of the poorly understood syndrome of idiopathic CD4 lymphocytopenia. RECENT FINDINGS Little research has tried to systematically dissect… CONTINUE READING