|Title:||Relation between some haematological abnormalities, degree of immunosuppression and viral load in treatment-na‹ve HIV-infected patients|
|Abstract:||This cross-sectional study at a teaching hospital in north-eastern Nigeria estimated the prevalence of anaemia, leukopenia and thrombocytopenia in treatment-naive HIV-infected patients [177 males and 316 females], and the associations with virological and immunological markers. The overall prevalences of anaemia, leukopenia and thrombocytopenia were 49.5%, 5.5% and 4.5% respectively. The prevalence of anaemia was significantly higher in males than females [61.6% versus 42.7%], while the rates of leukopenia [5.1% versus 5.7%] and thrombocytopenia [5.7% versus 3.8%] were similar. Almost two-thirds of the HIV treatment-naive studied patients, 293/493 [59.4%], had cytopenia and would require antiretroviral drugs. AIDS was diagnosed by clinical or immunological criteria in 70% of patients. The degree of cytopenia was directly related to the degree of immunosuppresslon and clinical AIDS status. No relationship was observed between cytopenia and viral load|
|Description:||362 - 368|
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
CD4 Lymphocyte Count
|Appears in Collections:||EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)|
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