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how to make cd4 count high? is is possible?

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Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
Allergy and Immunology 14 years experience
CD4 lymphocytes: In order to know if it is possible to bring that CD4 number up, we need to know the etiology of your low CD4 or CD4 lymphopenia. Most common causes of having a low CD4 count is HIV infection where the virus infects CD4 lymphocyte preferentially and destroys it faster than it being made in the bone marrow. Malignancy, genetic mutation, infections can cause it too. You need to see a doctor.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

What are CD4 t cells, cd8 t cells?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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They help each other: To compact infection in the body.
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Please explain reverted cd4/cd8 ratio?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Do you mean Reversed: A permanently low cd4/cd8 ratio may be a poor sign prognostically( after for example)myocardial infarction and .But some time these ratio will revese after two or three days of the problem.
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What is the cd4/cd8 ratio?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Simple calculation: It is the ratio between the number of cd4+ lymphocytes and cd8+ lymphocytes in the body of the person being tested.
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What do you know about this CD4 cd8 problem? What is it?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Low values?: Low CD4 and CD4 to cd8 ratio are used evaluate the presence of immunodeficiency i.e. The ability to fight infections and cancer. One may have acquired immunodeficiency as in hiv/aids or congenital immunodeficiency as in cvid, combined variable immunodeficiency.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What are the differences between your CD4 t cells and cd8 t cells?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
More or less ...: ...Opposites: cd4's promote immune response, and cd8's suppress it.

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