Predicting CD4 lymphocyte count <200 cells/mm(3) in an HIV type 1-infected African population.

@article{Morpeth2007PredictingCL,
  title={Predicting CD4 lymphocyte count <200 cells/mm(3) in an HIV type 1-infected African population.},
  author={Susan Morpeth and John A Crump and Humphrey J Shao and Habib Omari Ramadhani and Peter R Kisenge and Cindy A Moylan and Susanna Naggie and Lauren B Caram and Keren Z. Landman and Noel E. Sam and Dafrosa K. Itemba and John F. Shao and JohnA. Bartlett and Nathan Maclyn Thielman},
  journal={AIDS research and human retroviruses},
  year={2007},
  volume={23 10},
  pages={
          1230-6
        }
}
Clinical criteria are recommended to select HIV-infected patients for initiation of antiretroviral therapy when CD4 lymphocyte testing is unavailable. We evaluated the performance characteristics of WHO staging criteria, anthropometrics, and simple laboratory measurements for predicting CD4 lymphocyte count (CD4 count) <200 cells/mm(3) among HIV-infected patients in Tanzania. A total of 202 adults, diagnosed with HIV infection through community-based testing, underwent a detailed evaluation… CONTINUE READING
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