CD4 lymphocytes

Why does the United States Public Health Service recommend monitoring CD4 counts every 3 to 6 months in patients infected with HIV?

Pagana: Mosby’s Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests, 5th EditionAIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) Case StudiesThe patient, a 30-year-old homosexual man, complained of unexplained weight loss, chronic diarrhea, and respiratory congestion during the past 6 months. Physical examination revealed right-sided pneumonitis. The following studies were performed: Studies ResultsComplete blood cell count (CBC), p. 174Hemoglobin (Hgb), p. […]

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