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Here is a list of Oppurtunistic Infections found in AIDS patients

LUNG -
  • Pneucystis carinii - pneumonia, also in bone marrow (CD Count: 100 - 200 cells/ml)
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis - (CD Count: 200 - 500 cells/ml)
  • Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare - also in GI tract (CD Count: <50 cells/ml)
  • Coccidioidomycosis - Southwestern US
  • Histoplasmosis - Mississippi/ Ohio valley region
  • Cytomegalovirus - can also affect retina, adrenals and GI tract (CD Count: <50 cells/ml)

Esophagus -
  • Herpes Simplex virus - can also cause CNS encephalitis (CD Count: 200 - 500 cells/ml)
  • Candida - oral thrush in oral pharynx (CD Count: 200 - 500 cells/ml)

GI Tract -
  • Giardia Lamblia
  • Cryptosporidium

CNS -
  • Aspergillus - spores can also affect lungs and blood vessels
  • Toxoplasmosis - most common opportunistic infection of brain (CD Count: <100 cells/ml)
  • Cryptococcus - causes meningitis (chronic only, not acute) (CD Count: <100 cells/ml)
  • JC virus - progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (affects oligodendrocytes and can also affect the optic nerve producing visual defects) (CD Count: <50 cells/ml)

AIDS patients are also prone to develop the following characteristic diseases -
  • Hairy Leukoplakia
  • Kaposi Sarcoma (CD Count: 200 - 500 cells/ml)
  • High-grade B-Cell Lymphomas
  • Cervical cancer
  • Wasting syndrome
  • Nephropathy
  • Dementia (CD Count: 100 - 200 cells/ml)
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It would be lovely if you add the CD count at which each of these occur
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It would be lovely if you add the CD count at which each of these occur
Sure, I added in the CD Counts for the ones I am sure of. May be others can help with the ones I left out!
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Sure, I added in the CD Counts for the ones I am sure of. May be others can help with the ones I left out!
Thanks dude,
But I found out it's already mentioned here
CD4 Counts Landmarks and Risk of Infections and Diseases
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