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Normal CD4+ Cell Count Range Amongst Healthy Nigerian Population In Ilorin,

dc.contributor.authorAfolabi, J. K.
dc.contributor.authorFadeyi, A
dc.contributor.authorDesalu, O. O.
dc.contributor.authorDurotoye, I. A.
dc.contributor.authorFawibe, A. E.
dc.contributor.authorAdeboye, M. A. N.
dc.contributor.authorOlawumi, H. O.
dc.contributor.authorBabatunde, A. S.
dc.contributor.authorErnest, S. K.
dc.contributor.authorAderibigbe, S. A.
dc.contributor.authorSaadu, R.
dc.contributor.authorSalami, A. K.
dc.contributor.authorAboyeji, A. P.
dc.description.abstractBackground: For the establishment and monitoring of the immune status, CD4 count is critical. Objectives: To determine the CD4 count range of apparently healthy Nigerians resident in Ilorin and compare with the national value. Methods: An automated blood analyzer was used to determine the full blood count and CD4 count. The percentage of CD4 count was derived by using other variables. Results: Of the 1205 participants, the reference CD4 count (percentage of CD4) range for adult was 400 to 1288 cells/mm 3 (19%-48%) and for children was 582 to 3652 cells/mm 3 (17%-50%). CD4 count and percentage of CD4 were significantly (P 1⁄4 .001) higher in females than in males, and the CD4 count declined significantly with increasing age (r 1⁄4 .174, P .0001). The percentage of CD4 count shows less variation with age (r 1⁄4 .051, P 1⁄4 .076). Adult residents of Ilorin had significantly lower absolute mean CD4 count (808 + 260) than that of the national reference values of 847.0 + 307.0 cells/mm 3 (P 1⁄4 .001). Conclusion: We therefore advocate the use of CD4 count range derived in this study is lower than that of the national reference values.en_US
dc.publisherInternational Association of Providers of AIDS Care.en_US
dc.subjectCD4 counten_US
dc.subjectT lymphocyteen_US
dc.titleNormal CD4+ Cell Count Range Amongst Healthy Nigerian Population In Ilorin,en_US

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