Table 2.

Absolute values of WBC and lymphocyte subsets for healthy children

Cell typeMean cell count (cells/mm3) ± 1 SD (range)a for group:
1 (n = 40)2 (n = 28)3 (n = 24)4 (n = 10)5 (n = 30)
WBC10,330 ± 3,360 (6,500–19,660)9,820 ± 2,742 (5,000–16,300)6,669 ± 2,2151,2 (2,100–11,300)7,221 ± 1,8831,2 (5,500–10,710)7,842 ± 2,1921,2 (4,129–10,788)
Lymphocytes6,918 ± 2,260 (4,290–13,130)5,185 ± 2,0081 (2,024–10,600)3,070 ± 1,0661,2 (1,134–5,220)2,782 ± 1,3051,2 (1,940–6,426)2,244 ± 5401,2 (1,148–3,507)
CD3+ T cells4,479 ± 1,456 (2,900–9,191)3,317 ± 1,4461 (1,052–7,100)2,312 ± 1,2461,2 (1,030–7,260)1,997 ± 7931,2 (1,360–4,200)1,666 ± 4291,2 (700–2,700)
CD19+ B cells1,652 ± 715 (683–3,750)1,251 ± 6701 (370–2,914)716 ± 5091,2 (220–2,720)427 ± 4721,2 (80–1,744)298 ± 1211,2,3 (110–620)
CD3 CD16+/CD56+ NK cells552 ± 291 (130–1,537)423 ± 2791 (92–1,308)307 ± 1811 (127–810)289 ± 1411,2 (110–517)328 ± 1841 (100–730)
HLA-DR+ T cells276 ± 190 (60–919)338 ± 194 (101–830)203 ± 153 (60–790)271 ± 111 (140–440)235 ± 147 (100–720)
CD4+ T cells3,050 ± 1,138 (1,390–6,696)2,062 ± 8461 (607–3,854)1,491 ± 9301,2 (510–5,220)1,085 ± 5041,2 (600–2,455)895 ± 2271,2,3 (100–1,300)
CD8+ T cells1,548 ± 612 (630–3,283)1,311 ± 703 (296–3,390)898 ± 4061,2 (400–2,270)888 ± 2031,2 (590–1,227)905 ± 3641,2 (400–1,900)
  • a The group or groups whose mean values are significantly (P < 0.05) different from the listed value are indicated by superscript numbers.