tuberculous pleuritis


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pleuritis

 [ploo͡-ri´tis]
pleurisy.
lupus pleuritis pleurisy, pleural effusion, and fever in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.
rheumatoid pleuritis pleurisy, pleural effusion, and often empyema in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
tuberculous pleuritis pleurisy with pleural effusion and tubercles on the pleura in patients with primary tuberculosis.
uremic pleuritis pleurisy, usually of the fibrinous type, with pleural effusion in patients with uremia, often accompanying uremic pericarditis.

tuberculous pleuritis

Tuberculous pleurisy Infectious disease Pleural infection by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which is characterized by protein-rich effusions and abundant M tuberculosis. See Tuberculosis.
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Hence, as an extension of these studies, we conducted the present study of assessing leptin levels at the site of infection (ie pleural fluid) using tuberculous pleuritis as a model.
Tuberculous pleuritis (TP) group: Patients who were diagnosed to have tuberculous pleural effusion based on the smear, culture and the clinical picture of the chest X-ray were included for the study (N=20).
Correlates of protective immune response in tuberculous pleuritis.
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