Total lymphocyte count as a tool for timing opportunistic infection prophylaxis in resource-limited settings: a study from India.


INTRODUCTION In resource-limited settings, due to the high cost of CD4 cell count testing, physicians must decide about opportunistic infection (OI) prophylaxis without a laboratory evaluation of HIV stage and level of immune suppression. This study aimed to evaluate the correlation of total lymphocyte count (TLC), an inexpensive laboratory parameter, to… (More)

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