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VOLUME 20 , ISSUE 6 ( 2016 ) > List of Articles


Clinically HIV but negative serology: Think of idiopathic CD4+ lymphocytopenia

Shamshersingh G Chauhan, Ankita Sood, Aniruddha Kaushik, Vidya Sanjay Nagar, Rahul Kadu, Deniskumar Vashrambhai Patel

Keywords : idiopathic CD4+ lymphocytopenia, immunosuppressed state, Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia

Citation Information : Chauhan SG, Sood A, Kaushik A, Nagar VS, Kadu R, Patel DV. Clinically HIV but negative serology: Think of idiopathic CD4+ lymphocytopenia. Indian J Crit Care Med 2016; 20 (6):371-373.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.183899

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-01-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; The Author(s).


idiopathic CD4+ lymphocytopenia (ICL) is a rare disorder characterized by the presence of depleted CD4 cell line without the presence of HIV infection. Slight male preponderance is noticed and is usually seen in the middle age group. Opportunistic infections are the reason for their discovery and here we describe a case where a man was diagnosed as having Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia and oral candidiasis.

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