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Adenosine deaminase activity (ADA) was assayed in pleural fluid and serum of 42 subjects with pleural effusion. Twenty-nine of them had TB pleural effusion and the remaining 13 had pleural effusion due to non-TB respiratory diseases. Serum adenosine deaminase activity were also measured in 32 pulmonary tuberculosis patients without pleural effusion and(More)
BACKGROUND Urinary screening tests for early detection of renal diseases in asymptomatic school children and adolescents are important in the detection of silent renal diseases. OBJECTIVES The purpose of the study was to determine the prevalence of occult renal diseases by dipstick test (reagent strips) in asymptomatic Nepalese children. PATIENTS AND(More)
We retrospectively evaluated the clinico-laboratory features of 11 children and adolescents with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus between the period of 2001 and 2006. All of them (100.0%) had renal involvement at the first visit in the hospital. Female to male ratio was 10:1. Skin and or mucosal involvement (90.9%), periorbital puffiness and or pedal edema(More)
In this study we sought to determine if there is alteration in nitric oxide (NO) production and adenosine deaminase (ADA) activity among patients with visceral leishmaniasis (VL) and the effect of four weeks of chemotherapy on these levels. Fifty-three VL patients diagnosed clinically and by direct demonstration of the LD bodies in the bone marrow smear(More)
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