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cd4 count

Sep 14, 2008

Dr. Holodniy, I read that only 2% of Cd4 cells reside in the bloodstream with the rest in the lymph system . If this is the case how can one expect to get an accurate Cd4 count and picture of the strength of one's immune system? Thanks

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Because it's the best window view we have, short of sampling lymph nodes on every visit, which of course is not practical. In addition, the blood CD4 count/percent has correlated well with clinical outcome in multiple studies.

cd4+ & cd4% decrease
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