[Two patients with tuberculous pleurisy].

  title={[Two patients with tuberculous pleurisy].},
  author={Rinze W F ter Steege and Sandra M. Arend and S. KLEIN H. H. Wills and Altena R van},
  journal={Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde},
  volume={149 2},
Tuberculous pleurisy was diagnosed in two patients, a 21-year-old Somali woman and a 19-year-old Surinam man. The first patient suffered from a paradoxical (immunological) reaction and the other had an infectious reaction. Both patients recovered after treatment with tuberculostatic agents and pleural drainage. The pathophysiology of the paradoxical reaction is still largely unclear. Culture continues to be the gold standard in diagnosing tuberculous pleuritis but, in many cases… CONTINUE READING