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CD4/CD8 follow up
Aug 17, 2003

Dr. Jackson: Thank you for answering my question about CD4/CD8 on Aug 9. You mentioned that my ratio is little low, but still can be found in normal healthy population. Does this mean that I should have a weaker immune system overall or my immune system functioning can be as good as anyone? I am just a bit of confused. Thank you.

Response from Dr. Jackson

It is the absolute CD4 cell count that is probably most important, not the ratio of CD4 to CD8. Most healthy people (95%) have above 500 CD4 cells/uL.

BJ


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