Title: Correlation of CD4 cell count with hematological abnormalities in HIV patients
Authors: Dr Milind Anil Bhatkule, Dr Hemant R Kokandakar
Haematological abnormalities are well recognized in HIV disease and result from various influences on hemopoeitic tissue of the patients. Changes in Peripheral blood may reflect disease elsewhere in body. Hematological abnormalities, such as anemia, neutropenia and thrombocytopenia are commonly observed in patients infected with HIV. For this reason, the total leucocyte count, hematocrit, haemoglobin concentration and platelet count have been proposed as markers of the disease, especially resource limited countries. The present study was done to know various haematological abnormalities in patient and to demonstrate relationship of haematological profile and CD4 cell count of the HIV patient.
Keywords: HIV, Haematological abnormalities, CD4 cell count.