Combining ADA, Protein and IFN- γ Best Allows Discrimination Between Tuberculous and Malignant Pleural Effusion

@inproceedings{Kim1997CombiningAP,
  title={Combining ADA, Protein and IFN- γ Best Allows Discrimination Between Tuberculous and Malignant Pleural Effusion},
  author={Young Chul Kim and Kyung-Ok Park and Hee-Seung Bom and S F Lim and Hyung-Kwan Park and Hyun-Ju Na and Jae-Hee Park},
  booktitle={The Korean journal of internal medicine},
  year={1997}
}
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study is to assess the usefulness of various enzymes, cytokines and biochemical studies of pleural fluid for the differential diagnosis of tuberculosis from malignant pleural effusions, and to clarify the role of combining diagnostic tests. METHODS The study group included 39 cases with tuberculous effusions and 31 cases with malignant effusions, whose diagnoses were confirmed by pleural biopsy, cytology or microbiological methods. We compared pleural fluid… CONTINUE READING

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