Validity of serum adenosine deaminase in diagnosis of tuberculosis

  title={Validity of serum adenosine deaminase in diagnosis of tuberculosis},
  author={Aliasghar Farazi and Ayda Moharamkhani and Masoome Sofian},
  booktitle={The Pan African medical journal},
INTRODUCTION Tuberculosis is one of the most important infectious causes of death worldwide. Ziehl-Neelsen staining of sputum has high specificity in tuberculosis endemic countries, but modest sensitivity which varies among laboratories. This study was set up to investigate the diagnostic value of serum Adenosine deaminase in diagnosis of tuberculosis. METHODS In a cross sectional and prospective study Serums of 200 patients of positive sputum smear, negative sputum smear, extra-pulmonary… CONTINUE READING


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