Diagnostic value of pleural fluid interferon-gamma and adenosine deaminase in patients with pleural tuberculosis in Qatar

@inproceedings{Khan2013DiagnosticVO,
  title={Diagnostic value of pleural fluid interferon-gamma and adenosine deaminase in patients with pleural tuberculosis in Qatar},
  author={Fahmi Yousef Khan and Maha Hamza and Aisha Hussein Omran and Muhannad Saleh and Mona Lingawi and Adel Alnaqdy and Mohamed Osman Abdel Rahman and Hasan Syed Ahmedullah and Alan Hamza and Ahmed AL Ani and Mehdi Errayes and Mona Almaslamani and Ahmed Ali Mahmood},
  booktitle={International journal of general medicine},
  year={2013}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the diagnostic utility of interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) and adenosine deaminase (ADA) in tuberculous pleural effusions by determining the best cutoff levels of these two markers for pleural tuberculosis, in the context of the local epidemiological settings in Qatar. METHODS We prospectively studied IFN-γ and ADA levels in the pleural fluid of patients presenting to Hamad General Hospital between June 1, 2009 and May 31, 2010. RESULTS We studied 103 patients with pleural… CONTINUE READING
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