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Determinants of CD4 counts among HIV-negative Ethiopians: role of body mass index, gender, cigarette smoking, khat (Catha Edulis) chewing, and possibly altitude?

Abstract:

To study the determinants of CD4% and CD4 counts among HIV-negative Ethiopians, and to identify factors susceptible to explain the low CD4 counts observed among Ethiopian subjects. Cohort studies among factory workers in Akaki and Wonji, Ethiopia. Clinical and laboratory examinations, including determination of HIV serological status and T-cell subsets, were performed during follow-up visits every six months. In addition, micronutrients (retinol, carotenoids, tocopherol, transferrin receptor,...

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10.1007/s10875-005-2818-y

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Tsegaye, A More by this author
Versloot, P More by this author
Sanders, EJ More by this author
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Journal:
Journal of clinical immunology
Volume:
25
Issue:
2
Pages:
127-133
Publication date:
2005-03-05
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EISSN:
1573-2592
ISSN:
0271-9142
URN:
uuid:05bc6261-37df-43ee-9955-a50b1e27d08d
Source identifiers:
80267
Local pid:
pubs:80267

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