Table 1.

CMV loads in plasma and leukocytes in patients with CMV retinitis

SpecimensParameterValue for:
PlasmaLeukocytes
Alla No. of specimens199199
Mean viral load ± SD10,302 ± 43,180 copies/ml24,587 ± 76,610 copies/106 leukocytes
Mean log10 viral load ± SD    1.12 ± 1.77  1.54 ± 2.05
Maximum viral load386,000 copies/ml539,000 copies/106 leukocytes
Maximum log10 viral load5.595.73
% Undetectable (<400 copies)7465
Untreated patientsb No. of specimens4444
Mean viral load ± SD21,442 ± 52,135 copies/ml66,027 ± 123,016 copies/106 leukocytes
Mean log10 viral load ± SD    2.55 ± 1.96  3.57 ± 1.76
Median viral load1,645 copies/ml12,500 copies/106 leukocytes
Median log10 viral load3.204.09
Maximum viral load279,000 copies/ml539,000 copies/106 leukocytes
Maximum log10 viral load5.455.73
% Undetectable (<400 copies)3618
  • a At diagnosis of CMV retinitis and at follow-up visits.

  • b At diagnosis of CMV retinitis only.