International Journal of Biology Research

International Journal of Biology Research


International Journal of Biology Research
International Journal of Biology Research
Vol. 1, Issue 2 (2016)

CD4 lyphocytopenia with an unusual presentation


Dr Nandita Pal, Dr Bhuban Majhi

A malnourished male child from rural West Bengal, India, presented with oral mucosal candidiasis, accompanied with iron deficiency anaemia which was not responding significantly to oral antifungals. CD4 count of the child was observed to be markedly low. We highlight recurrent episodes of oral non-albicans Candida infection in this child suffering from Nutritionally Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. Few weeks of oral iron therapy and nutritional supplementation mediated reversal to immune competence supported by rise in CD4 count, increase in CD4: CD8 ratio, improved nutritional status and also cure of infection; without any further recurrence in the follow-up period
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Dr Nandita Pal, Dr Bhuban Majhi. CD4 lyphocytopenia with an unusual presentation. International Journal of Biology Research, Volume 1, Issue 2, 2016, Pages 28-29
International Journal of Biology Research