TABLE 1.

Changes in numbers of lymphocytes, CD4 T cells, and CD8 T cells and in CD4/CD8 ratios in boys and girls with measles and controls

ParameterSubjectsTime of sampleValue for malesanValue for femalesanPb
Total lymphocytes (cells/μl)MeaslesEntry3,868 ± 2441083,326 ± 2221150.026
Discharge6,048 ± 429565,725 ± 421610.54
Follow-up6,418 ± 654346,331 ± 426600.99
Controls5,854 ± 352485,498 ± 331490.38
CD4 T cells (cells/μl)MeaslesEntry1,052 ± 9059989 ± 98740.24
Discharge1,704 ± 226331,936 ± 214420.43
Follow-up1,731 ± 197192,277 ± 202460.19
Controls2,062 ± 139441,971 ± 127430.56
CD8 T cells (cells/μl)MeaslesEntry863 ± 9660717 ± 65690.145
Discharge1,743 ± 185341,495 ± 162390.3
Follow-up1,711 ± 289181,654 ± 148420.83
Controls1,381 ± 110431,330 ± 96420.48
CD4/CD8 ratioMeaslesEntry1.515 ± 0.112581.481 ± 0.16690.57
Discharge1.088 ± 0.124331.376 ± 0.086390.0037
Follow-up1.245 ± 0.18181.647 ± 0.127420.032
Controls1.688 ± 0.097431.66 ± 0.108420.91
  • a Mean ± standard error of the mean.

  • b Mann-Whitney U test.