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is cd4/cd8 important?
Apr 4, 2010

my doctor told me that it is not necessary to test my cd4/cd8 ratio, he said the cd4 counts and total lymphocyte and cd4 percentage is enough, can you please suggest anything on this issue?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

In general, I agree with your doctor. Although the ratio has been useful in some studies as a predictor of disease progression, it is really not used in clinical practice to monitor patients.



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