Serum beta 2-microglobulin and prediction of progression to AIDS in HIV-infected injection drug users.

@article{Zabay1995SerumB2,
  title={Serum beta 2-microglobulin and prediction of progression to AIDS in HIV-infected injection drug users.},
  author={Jos{\'e} M. Zabay and Jos{\'e} Miguel Sempere and Jos{\'e} Miguel Benito and Bego{\~n}a Gonz{\'a}lez and Eva Obreg{\'o}n and Javier de Miguel D{\'i}ez and E Fernandez-cruz},
  journal={Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes and human retrovirology : official publication of the International Retrovirology Association},
  year={1995},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={
          266-72
        }
}
Several immunological and serological variables have become established in recent studies as valuable markers to identify human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive individuals at the highest risk for rapid disease progression. These studies have been performed mainly in cohorts of homosexual men. In this study, we assessed the usefulness of CD4 lymphocyte count, serum beta 2-microglobulin concentration, and the presence of p24 antigen as predictors of AIDS in a cohort of 130 HIV-positive… CONTINUE READING