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Table 8 Antioxidant and some hematological parameters of HIV-infected subjects based on age

From: Glutathione, glutathione peroxidase and some hematological parameters of HIV-seropositive subjects attending clinic in University of Calabar teaching hospital, Calabar, Nigeria

 Age of HIV-infected subjects (years)
Parameter18–28
N = 21
Mean ± S.D
29–38
N = 23
Mean ± S.D
39–48
N = 24
Mean ± S.D
49–60
N = 32
Mean ± S.D
p-value
ANTIOXIDANTS 
 GSH (μg/mL)3.99 ± 1.973.78 ± 1.594.28 ± 2.523.22 ± 1.280.189
 GPX (pg/mL)110.40 ± 49.51137.25 ± 69.91139.57 ± 76.54109.06 ± 47.240.141
 CD4 (cells/mm3)451.76 ± 260488.74 ± 322.66340.25 ± 163.24395.13 ± 177.590.164
HEMATOLOGY 
 Hb (g/dL)11.80 ± 1.7111.01 ± 2.2516.46 ± 1.8210.97 ± 1.590.352
 WBC (×109/L)3.42 ± 0.723.88 ± 1.463.75 ± 0.853.69 ± 0.990.559
 Platelet (× 109/L)170.43 ± 55.77a191.50 ± 70.16b181.50 ± 70.16 b166.44 ± 62.65 a0.040*
  1. N absolute number; Hb hemoglobin; GSH glutathione; *: Significantly different; Means with the same superscript belongs to the same mean group and do not differ significantly from each other
  2. GPX glutathione peroxidase; WBC white blood cells count
  3. CD cluster of differentiation