Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1)-infected patients (n = 335) in the US Air Force HIV Natural History Program were followed for 3 years (mean) after skin testing, immunophenotyping of CD4+ cell subsets, and measurement of in vitro interleukin-2 production after stimulation by phytohemagglutinin, alloantigens, tetanus toxoid, and influenza A virus. The T cell functional assay predicted survival time (P < .001) and time for progression to AIDS (P = .014). Skin testing for tetanus, mumps, and Candida antigen and the total number of positive tests (P < .001 for each) stratified patients for survival time. In a multivariable proportional hazards model, the T cell functional assay (P = .008), the absolute number of CD4+ T cells (P = .001), the percentage of CD4+CD29+ cells (P = .06), and the number of reactive skin tests (P < .001) predicted survival time. Thus, cellular immune functional tests have significant predictive value for survival time in HIV-1-infected patients independent of CD4+ cell count.
In vitro T cell function, delayed-type hypersensitivity skin testing, and CD4+ T cell subset phenotyping independently predict survival time in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus / M.J. Dolan, M. Clerici, S.P. Blatt, C.W. Hendrix, G.P. Melcher, R.N. Boswell, T.M. Freeman, W. Ward, R. Hensley, G.M. Shearer. - In: THE JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES. - ISSN 0022-1899. - 172:1(1995), pp. 79-87.
|Titolo:||In vitro T cell function, delayed-type hypersensitivity skin testing, and CD4+ T cell subset phenotyping independently predict survival time in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus|
CLERICI, MARIO SALVATORE (Secondo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/04 - Patologia Generale|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1995|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/infdis/172.1.79|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|