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[Membrane fatty acids and blood antioxidants in 77 patients with HIV infection]




 

Rev Med Interne. 1993;14(10):1003. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE

We have measured the fatty acid (FA) composition of erythrocyte membranes and plasma anti-oxidants in HIV+ patients. Saturated FA are higher and poly-unsaturated FA lower than in controls (P = 0.02). Selenium (Se) is lower in patients less than 400 CD4 cells/mm3 (P = 0.002). Vitamin A is lower in the HIV+ regardless of the CD4 cell count. Se and vitamin A are correlated to nutritional markers (body mass index and albumin).

Antioxidants/*ANALYSIS English Abstract Erythrocyte Membrane/CHEMISTRY Fatty Acids/*BLOOD Human HIV Seropositivity/*BLOOD Selenium/BLOOD Vitamin A/BLOOD Vitamin E/BLOOD JOURNAL ARTICLE



 




Information in this article was accurate in September 30, 1994. 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.