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

Lori Fantry, Eric De Jonge, Paul G. Auwaerter, Howard M. Lederman

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1466-1468
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume21
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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