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radiation treatment and dropp in cd4 cells
Oct 8, 2005

DEAR SIR IRECEIVED RADIATION TREATMENT FOR GASTRIC LYMPHOMA. AT THE SAME TIME MY CD4 COUNT DROPPED FROM 1200 TO 238. LAST RADIATION WAS IN APRIL.MY CD4 CELLS ARE NOW ALWAYS BETWEEN 360 AND 350. LAST COUNT IN SEPTEMBER WAS 338.VIRALLOAD IS BELOW 50. COULD YOU PLEASE TELL ME IF THE DROPP IN CD4 CELLS HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE RADIATION THERAPY AND IF I CAN EXPECT MY CD4 CELLS TO GO UP AGAIN?

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Absolutely. Radiation therapy will definitely affect blood counts, including CD4 count.



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