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Role of Adenosine Deaminase Estimation in Diagnosis of Tuberculous Pleural Effusion

Contribution by Dr. Smita C. Patel
Mar 12, 2015

Brief Description

The tuberculosis is seventh most morbidity causing disease as reported by World Health Organization and expected it to continue in the same position up to 2020.1 The Adenosine Deaminase level is elevated in various causes of pleural effusion. However, tuberculous pleural effusion showed significantly higher level as compare to other causes of pleural effusion.2 In present study, mean pleural fluid Adenosine Deaminase level in tuberculosis were compared with nontuberculous group, where tuberc