What is the role of lymphocyte subset analysis in the workup of cryptosporidiosis?

Updated: Nov 11, 2019
  • Author: Melinda B Tanabe, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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CD4+ lymphocyte counts predict the duration of disease in patients infected with HIV. When the counts are greater than 150 cells/μL, the diarrhea is likely to resolve spontaneously. With lower counts, however, the diarrhea may be chronic. Counts are typically less than 50 cells/μL in patients with either biliary involvement or choleralike syndromes.


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