Diagnostic accuracy of ascitic fluid IFN-gamma and adenosine deaminase assays in the diagnosis of tuberculous ascites.

@article{Sharma2006DiagnosticAO,
  title={Diagnostic accuracy of ascitic fluid IFN-gamma and adenosine deaminase assays in the diagnosis of tuberculous ascites.},
  author={Surendra K Sharma and Mohammad Iqbal Tahir and Alladi Mohan and Duncan Smith-rohrberg and Hemant Kumar Mishra and Ravindra Mohan Pandey},
  journal={Journal of interferon & cytokine research : the official journal of the International Society for Interferon and Cytokine Research},
  year={2006},
  volume={26 7},
  pages={484-8}
}
In this study, we evaluated the diagnostic accuracy and cost-effectiveness of ascitic fluid interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) and adenosine deaminase (ADA) assays in the diagnosis of tuberculous ascites. Ascitic fluid from patients with proven tuberculosis (TB) (n = 31) and non-TB ascites (n = 88) was analyzed for IFN-gamma and ADA levels. Areas under the… CONTINUE READING