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What causes low CD4 count?

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Your CD4 count is a marker of the strength of your immune system. Many immune related diseases can cause your CD4 count to drop, as can medications that are designed to suppress your immune system.

With HIV, the CD4 count falls because it is unable to keep up with the pressure from the virus replicating.

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What causes low CD4 counts?

Your CD4 count is a marker of the strength of your immune system. Many immune related diseases can cause your CD4 count to drop, as can medications that are designed to suppress your immune system. With HIV, the CD4 count falls because it is unable to keep up with the pressure from the virus replicating.


What causes a low CD-4 count?

Your CD4 count is a marker of the strength of your immune system. Many immune related diseases can cause your CD4 count to drop, as can medications that are designed to suppress your immune system. With HIV, the CD4 count falls because it is unable to keep up with the pressure from the virus replicating.


What a low cd4 cell count?

Presumably, a lower-than-normal number of CD4+ T lymphocytes in your blood. CD4+ T cells are required for a healthy immune system.


What would be your CD4 count if you have aids?

A CD4 count under 200 is a defining AIDS condition.


Your sister was diagnosed with HIV and pcp she a a low cd4 count?

An abnormally low number of CD4+ T lymphocytes is an indication of AIDS, the disease caused by HIV. Without enough CD4+ T cells, you are much more vulnerable to infection.


What if your CD4 count is 248 is it all right?

A CD4 count of 248 would be considered low as compared to average levels, which would generally be much higher than the 200's. I would suggest speaking to a medical provider who could address specific medical concerns that can result from low CD4 counts.


What does the viral load and CD4 count indicate?

The viral load is a measure of how much HIV is present in the blood. A high viral load count would indicate the person has many copies of the virus in their body. The CD4 count, on the other hand, indicates how many CD4 or T-helper cells the person has. CD4 cells are part of the immune system. When they are destroyed, their numbers drop. This is what the HIV virus does--it destroys CD4 cells. Therefore, if a person has a low CD4 count, that means that their immune system is not functioning well, if at all.


Who can have low CD4?

CD4 cells are an important part of your immune system. Many immune-related disorders, including HIV, can cause a low CD4 count. Another example would be someone who has to take immune-suppressive treatment in order to have an organ transplant.


How do you calculate and absolute cell count?

The CD4 count is the result of the most important test used to monitor HIV. The 'absolute' count is the same as the CD4 count. This is the result you get back from your doctor. The term 'absolute' is used to differentiate it from CD4 percentage (CD4%) which can also be used for clinical management.


Why cant one opperate with a cd4 count of below 200?

This question suggest something that is not true. A small percentage of people have low CD4 counts and they are perfectly healthy. In the context of HIV infection, a CD4 count of 200 is recommended in some guidelines as the time to start treatment. Most guidelines now recommended earlier treatment at any CD4 count below 350 and some at a count below 500. Even at 200 most people are pretty well, but the risk of infections increases as the CD4 count drops. A few people stay well with much lowered counts, but this is just luck. At some point everyone with a very low CD4 count with have usually very serious infections. The count only relates to the number of CD4 cells in a cubic millimetre of blood, not in your whole body.


What is the best prescribed nedicatin for an HIV positive person with 512 cd4 count?

Person with 512 cd4 count he or she HIV positive


What causes your blood count to be low?

Low Iron in the blood and Anima are common causes.

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