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white counts

May 27, 2002

Why does the percentage of neutrophils decrease while the percentage of lymphocytes increase while on antivirals? I always thought one should have like70 neutrophils and 30 lymphocytes,but I noticed over the years on antiviral thearapy my lymph's are 50 or higher and neutrophils around 40 sometimes lower.It always seems to be this ratio no matter what my total wbc.Before antivirals, they were the 65/35 ratio.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

HIV infection usually results in a great increase in lymphocytes, which then shifts the neutrophil count down.

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