Predicting CD4 lymphocyte count


Journal Article (Academic article)

Clinical criteria are recommended to select HIV-infected patients for initiation of antiretroviral therapy when CD4 lymphocyte testing is unavailable. We evaluated the performance characteristics of WHO staging criteria, anthropometrics, and simple laboratory measurements for predicting CD4 lymphocyte count (CD4 count) or=120 mm/h, or the presence of mucocutaneous manifestations yielded a sensitivity of 0.85 and specificity of 0.63 for predicting CD4 count or=120 mm/h was a strong predictor of CD4 count

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Morpeth, SC; Crump, JA; Shao, HJ; Ramadhani, HO; Kisenge, PR; Moylan, CA; Naggie, S; Caram, LB; Landman, KZ; Sam, NE; Itemba, DK; Shao, JF; Bartlett, JA; Thielman, NM

Published Date

  • October 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 1230 - 1236

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0889-2229

Conference Location

  • united states