What is the role of CD4+ lymphocyte counts in the workup of HIV-associated multiple mononeuropathies?

Updated: Oct 23, 2019
  • Author: Emad R Noor, MBChB; Chief Editor: Niranjan N Singh, MBBS, MD, DM, FAHS, FAANEM  more...
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Correlation with CD4+ lymphocyte counts (a surrogate marker for stage of HIV infection) may indicate the following:

  • CD4 count >200 cells/mm3: the limited autoimmune form

  • CD4 count of 50-200 cells/mm3: more widespread involvement related to autoimmunity

  • CD4 count < 50 cells/mm3: more widespread form and evidence of CMV infection


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