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Table 6 Comparison of oxidative stress markers levels between HIV infected patients with and without the CD4<200 lymphocytes/mm3

From: The effect of different combination therapies on oxidative stress markers in HIV infected patients in cameroon

  pre-HAART (n = 65) HAART (n = 85)
CD4 sub class <200 ≥ 200 <200 ≥ 200
n 28 (43,18%) 37 (56.82%) 44 (51.7%) 41(48.3%)
BMI (kg/m 2 ) 23.91 ± 0.64 26.92 ± 1.09* 26.29 ± 1.39 25.22 ± 0.98
Albumin (mol/l) 0.39 ± 0.08 0.57 ± 0.13 0.50 ± 0.10 0.47 ± 0.15
CD4 (lymphocytes/mm 3 ) 93.37 ± 13.01 434.21 ± 71.56** 73.26 ± 15.18 341.83 ± 30.44**
Sulfhydryls (nmol/mg protein) 4. 85 ± 1.30 4.94 ± 2.5 4.30 ± 2.7 3.59 ± 1.20
TBARS (μmol/l) 4.31 ± 0.47 4.82 ± 0.7 6.80 ± 1.62 5.82 ± 1.17
Carbonyls (nmol/mg protein) 1.45 ± 0.10 1.17 ± 0.16 0.83 ± 0.20 0.86 ± 0.14
  1. Significant differences (**P < 0.005; **P < 0.0001) are by comparison with CD4 Sub class <200 lymphocytes/mm3