Carcinomatous and tuberculous pleural effusions. Comparison of tumor markers.

@article{Niwa1985CarcinomatousAT,
  title={Carcinomatous and tuberculous pleural effusions. Comparison of tumor markers.},
  author={Yasumasa Niwa and Hiroyuki Kishimoto and Kaoru Shimokata},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1985},
  volume={87 3},
  pages={351-5}
}
As an aid in the differential diagnosis of exudative pleural effusions, tumor markers were investigated. We measured immunosuppressive acidic protein (IAP), carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA 19-9), tissue polypeptide antigen (TPA), carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), adenosine deaminase (ADA), and alpha 1-acid glycoprotein (AGP) in the pleural fluid of 36 patients… CONTINUE READING