Table 2: T cell reconstitution after autologous stem cell transplantation.

Immunocompetent cellTime until reconstitution

Number of circulating CD4+ T cells1–5 years
Number of circulating CD8+ T cells3–12 months
T cell proliferation3 months–5 years
T cell cytokine production6 months–5 years
T cell response to exogenous IL27 months–5 years
Cytotoxic T cells2 months–5 years

Adapted from article by Porrata et al. [60]. In general there is considerable variability in the data that have been found for T cell reconstitution, both in-between patients and studies. Thus, the timeframes indicate when the majority of patients can expect to reach normal values.