Immunodeficiency and elevated CD4 T lymphocyte counts in two patients coinfected with human immunodeficiency virus and human lymphotropic virus type I.

Abstract

We describe two patients who were coinfected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and human T-cell lymphotropic virus (HTLV) type I. They had clinical evidence of immunodeficiency (anergy, oral candidiasis, and disseminated herpes zoster) despite having elevated CD4 T lymphocyte counts (range, 2,450-5,292/mm3). We conclude that CD4 lymphocyte counts may not be reliable markers of immunologic competence in patients coinfected with HIV and HTLV-I.

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@article{Fantry1995ImmunodeficiencyAE, title={Immunodeficiency and elevated CD4 T lymphocyte counts in two patients coinfected with human immunodeficiency virus and human lymphotropic virus type I.}, author={Lori E. Fantry and ETM De Jonge and P. Auw{\"a}rter and Howard M. Lederman}, journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America}, year={1995}, volume={21 6}, pages={1466-8} }