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The immunoactivetherapy for patients with positive HIV using glycyrrhizin.


Int Conf AIDS. 1994 Aug 7-12;10(1):218 (abstract no. PB0302). Unique

OBJECTIVE: Six hemophiliacs with positive HIV treated with glycyrrhizin for 11 years. METHODS: The effects were described as the changes of 1) absolute lymphocyte counts; 2) CD4 counts; 3) CD8 counts and 4) CD4/CD8 ratio. Of course, complete blood counts, liver function, determination of immunoglobulin and etc. were examined. 400 ml (800 units) of glycyrrhizin/day was infused every day. RESULTS: Absolute lymphocytes, CD4 and CD4/CD8 ratio elevated in all patients. 4 patients have good qualities of life now. In addition, glycyrrhizin could relief the bone marrow suppression as a side effect of AZT. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS: The administration of glycyrrhizin was considered to be effective to prevent the development to AIDS.

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/PREVENTION & CONTROL Adjuvants, Immunologic/*THERAPEUTIC USE Bone Marrow Diseases/CHEMICALLY INDUCED/THERAPY CD4-CD8 Ratio CD4-Positive T-Lymphocytes Glycyrrhetinic Acid/*ANALOGS & DERIVATIVES/THERAPEUTIC USE Hemophilia/COMPLICATIONS Human HIV Infections/COMPLICATIONS/*THERAPY Leukocyte Count Quality of Life T-Lymphocytes, Cytotoxic Treatment Outcome Zidovudine/ADVERSE EFFECTS ABSTRACT


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