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|Year : 2020 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 129
CD4+ count after arabinoxylan supplementation: An observation
Kamon Chaiyasit1, Viroj Wiwanitkit2
1 Vitallife Wellness Center, Bumrungrad International Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Department of Community Medicine, Dr DY Patil University, Pune, India
|Date of Submission||28-Oct-2016|
|Date of Acceptance||05-Dec-2019|
|Date of Web Publication||18-Jun-2020|
Dr. Kamon Chaiyasit
Vitallife Wellness Center, Bumrungrad International Hospital, Bangkhae, Bangkok
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Chaiyasit K, Wiwanitkit V. CD4+ count after arabinoxylan supplementation: An observation. Indian J Sex Transm Dis 2020;41:129
The immunomodulation due to the food supplementation is a very interesting issue. In complementary medicine, several food supplementations are mentioned for ability to promote immunity. Here, the authors report on the observation on CD4+ count after getting arabinoxylan supplementation. The patient is a 22-year-old Thai male with known anti-HIV seropositive status. At presentation, his viral load was equal to 4320 copies/ml and CD4+ =27.88%, CD4+ count = 499 cell/mm3. This patient denied antiretroviral therapy and sought for alternative nutritional management at the nutritional management clinic. The patient got arabinoxylan 4 g/day. There is no other concomitant treatment. One month later, his viral load was equal to 38,630 copies/ml and CD4+ =34%, CD4+ count = 715 cell/mm3. Arabinoxylan is a starch product that is mentioned for its clinical usefulness. In pig, arabinoxylan is proved for promoting intestinal barrier function. In mice, it is proved that arabinoxylan helps promote natural killer cells. It is also mentioned for ability to promote human phagocytic cells. In human subjects, the recent report by Cholujova et al. showed that arabinoxylan was effective for modulating innate immunity in multiple myeloma patients. Here, the authors show additional evidence that arabinoxylan can help promote CD4+. It could be seen that CD4+ count rises after getting arabinoxylan. Nevertheless, there is no effect on viral load. Arabinoxylan might be a good nutritional supplementation for patients with anti-HIV seropositive in view of promoting CD4+.
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