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Hi doc
Aug 25, 2009

I have another question. Can stem cells be used to regrow the missing part of my brain, and why did my t-cells drop? I have not missed a dose. My tcells were up to 879 and now there 650. What gives? Thank you for all the information and answering our questions. I know that the brain isn't your specialty, but try ansd answer them anyway.

~vejgeta22

Response from Dr. Young

You're right, I'm not a neurologist nor expert in stem cell research. I don't even play one on TV.

T cells (CD4s) have a tendency to fluctuate considerably, especially when (like yours) are in the normal range. I wouldn't consider the change from 879 to 650 to be of any clinical significance. Indeed, if you were to examine your CD4 percentage, I'd guess that this alternative measurement of CD4s would show stable levels.

Hope this helps, BY



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