The diagnostic and prognostic value of adenosine deaminase in tuberculous pericarditis.

@article{Komsuolu1995TheDA,
  title={The diagnostic and prognostic value of adenosine deaminase in tuberculous pericarditis.},
  author={Baki Komsuoğlu and O G{\"o}ldel{\"i} and K Kulan and Sezer Sener Komşuoğlu},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={1995},
  volume={16 8},
  pages={1126-30}
}
Because of the difficulty in isolating the causative organism, pericardial tuberculosis is rarely diagnosed. Adenosine deaminase activity measured in the pericardial fluid of 108 patients was initially of undetermined origin. Subsequently, we classified five sources: (1) tuberculosis (20 cases); (2) idiopathy (82 cases); (3) neoplasia (three cases); (4… CONTINUE READING