Jul 25, 2010
I was wondering if you could tell me if you can determine how long a patient who has a viral load of six hundred and fifty thousand and a CD4 count of 32 would have had PCP for. Or when PCP infection could have started
Response from Dr. Holodniy
Unlikely to you could determine that. People become at risk for developing PCP at a CD4 count of around 200, and so could have been a risk for developing PCP for many months or years before they reached a CD4 count of 32. In general, people may have symptoms for a few days or a couple of weeks before the they manifest pneumonia from PCP.
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