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[Clinical manifestations and the problems of classification of HIV infection]


Vestn Ross Akad Med Nauk. 1992;(9-10):16-9. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE

The clinical manifestations and some immunological parameters (CD4 lymphocytes, CD4/CD8 ratio, IgM, IgA, IgG levels, skin test) were examined in 226 adult patients (148 males and 78 females) infected with HIV. These included 58 (26%) asymptomatic patients with seropositive test, 109 (48%) with the only clinical manifestation generalized lymphadenopathy; 54 (24%) with AIDS-related infections, 5 (2%) with AIDS. A subsequent follow-up of 3 months to 3 years demonstrated that AIDS developed in 7 patients, 9 died. The period of infection with HIV and death ranged from 1.5 to 9 years. The signs of cell immunodeficiency were found in 70% of the examinees. Recommendations are given on the classification of HIV infection.

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/CLASSIFICATION/*DIAGNOSIS/ IMMUNOLOGY Adult Aged AIDS Serodiagnosis/*METHODS Comparative Study CD4-CD8 Ratio English Abstract Female Human HIV Infections/*DIAGNOSIS/IMMUNOLOGY Immunoglobulins/ANALYSIS Leukocyte Count Male Middle Age Severity of Illness Index T-Lymphocytes/IMMUNOLOGY/PATHOLOGY Time Factors JOURNAL ARTICLE


Information in this article was accurate in May 30, 1993. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.