pleuritis

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pleuritis

[plu̇′rīd·əs]
(medicine)
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These findings suggest that pleural-fluid-to-serum-ANA ratio has no additional value over the ANA to identify lupus pleuritis in patients with high-effusion ANA titers.
These observations suggest that a reduced level of pleural-fluid complement, pleural-fluid-to-serum-ANA ratio, and homogenous ANA staining pattern are neither sensitive nor specific predictors of lupus pleuritis, and results of these laboratory parameters require correlation with patient presentation and other laboratory immunologic findings.
The finding of the single LE cell was helpful in establishing the previously unsuspected diagnosis of lupus pleuritis, so that beneficial treatment could be initiated.