pleuritis

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pleuritis

[plu̇′rīd·əs]
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5] Several studies have suggested that an elevated pleural fluid ADA level predicts tuberculous pleuritis with a sensitivity and specificity of 90%-100%.
Nucleic acid amplification tests in the diagnosis of tuberculous pleuritis a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Focussing on the utility of the antibody response in tuberculous pleuritis according to specific reactivity, there is a recent study, reporting that a specific IgA-ELISA method using MPT-64 and MT-10.
Leptin response in patients with tuberculous pleuritis.
A needle biopsy of the pleura is currently recommended when tuberculous pleuritis is suspected and the pleural fluid ADA or interferon-gamma levels are not definitive.
Background & objectives: Tuberculous pleuritis is used as a model to understand the protective immune response in tuberculosis.
Characteristics of patients suffering from tuberculous pleuritis with pleural effusion, culture positive and negative for Mycobacterium tuberculosis and risk factors for fatality.
Several studies have shown that ADA activity, especially when combined with differential leucocyte count and lymphocyte/neutrophil ratio in pleural fluid remain a useful test in the diagnosis of tuberculous pleuritis.
Pleural biopsies were done in six HIV seropositive cases, out of these, four were diagnosed as tuberculous pleuritis and remaining two were nonspecific, and the tuberculous pleuritis in HIV patients showed only non caseating granulomatous inflammation.
Pleural fluid adenosine deaminase (ADA) level of >70 U/L is virtually diagnostic of tuberculous pleuritis while level <40 U/L virtually rules out this diagnosis.
C-reactive protein in lymphocytic pleural effusions: A diagnostic aid in tuberculous pleuritis.