Simultaneous measurements of adenosine deaminase activity and tuberculostearic acid in pleural effusions for the diagnosis of tuberculous pleuritis.

@article{Muranishi1992SimultaneousMO,
  title={Simultaneous measurements of adenosine deaminase activity and tuberculostearic acid in pleural effusions for the diagnosis of tuberculous pleuritis.},
  author={H Muranishi and Masanao Nakashima and Hideto Hirano and Tamotsu Saitoh and Hiroki Takahashi and Keiko Tanaka and Mitsuru Miyazaki and Kumi Yagawa and Naoyuki Shigematsu},
  journal={Internal medicine},
  year={1992},
  volume={31 6},
  pages={752-5}
}
Adenosine deaminase (ADA) activity and tuberculostearic acid (TSA) levels in pleural effusions were measured in 18 patients with active tuberculous pleuritis, 16 patients suspected of having tuberculous pleuritis, 14 patients with carcinomatous pleuritis, and 19 patients suffering from pleuritis of non-malignant and non-tuberculous etiology. In the patients with active tuberculous pleuritis, ADA was elevated in 56% and TSA was positive in 78%. In 83% of these patients, either ADA was elevated… CONTINUE READING

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