Table 5.

Prevalence of ACV resistance in immunocompromised groups of patients

Clinical statusNo. of patientsNo. of patients shedding resist- ant isolates% of patients shedding resist- ant isolates
Oncology or bone marrow transplant4636.5
Heart or lung transplant20210
HIV positive29 (17)a 1 (1)3.4 (5.9)
  • a Data in parentheses are for patients diagnosed with AIDS. The majority of patients with AIDS (15 of 17) had CD4 counts of less than 200, although the single resistant isolate was obtained from an individual with a CD4 count in the range of 200 to 500.