tuberculous pleurisy


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tuberculous pleurisy

Inflammation of the pleura as a result of tuberculosis. The effusion may be bloody.
See also: pleurisy
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One hundred and four patients with tuberculous pleurisy who were admitted to our hospital from August 2016 to August 2017 were selected as the study subjects.
Diagnosis of tuberculous pleurisy with ADA: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
In China, the metastasis of malignant tumors is the second common cause of exudative pleural effusion only after tuberculous pleurisy. The cytological examination is still the gold standard for the diagnosis of malignant pleural effusion currently.
The average age of patients with tuberculous pleurisy is increasing and the disease is now commonly seen in the middle aged group.
Diagnosis of tuberculous pleurisy using the biologic parameters adenosine deaminase, lysozyme and interferon gamma.
Evaluation of polymerase chain reaction for rapid diagnosis of clinically suspected tuberculous pleurisy. Indian J Clin Biochem 2006;21:76-9.
Mycobacterial culture of sputum is very helpful in suspected tuberculous pleurisy, though its sensitivity has varied widely from 0% to 52% in previous studies.
Occasionally, direct extension from contiguous structures such as infected rib, costochondral cartilage, sternum, shoulder joint, through the chest wall from a tuberculous pleurisy, or via abrasions in the skin can pass infection into breast.