Table 1.

Laboratory Values

Baseline
10-18-97
1 Month
11-18-97
4 Months
2-12-98
6 Months
4-23-98
9 Months
7-1-98
14 Months
12-17-98
21 Months
7-22-99
Serum chemistries
 Creatinine (mg/dL)0.50.30.30.4
 Blood urea nitrogen (mg/dL)4.07.0
 Albumin (g/dL)0.71.73.33.63.63.9
 Cholesterol (mg/dL)158
 C3 (Normal: 88–201 μg/mL)99
 C4 (Normal: 16–47 μg/mL)27
 Immunoglobulin G (mg/dL)304
 Antinuclear antibodyNegative
 Antistreptolysin–ONegative
 Hepatitis B surface antigenNegative
 Urinalysis
 Specific gravity1016
 Protein 3+TrTr(−)
 Protein/creatinine ratio*12.744.713.60.30.14
HIV laboratory studies
 CD4+ cell count (cells/mL)3753507606911,1021,116
 CD4 percentage (%)151420202431
 Viral load (particles/mL)>750 000 <400<400<400<400<400<400
  • * Spot urine protein/creatinine ratio (normal <0.2).

    Tr indicates trace.