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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Increased specificity for the diagnosis of tuberculous pleuritis.
Diagnostic value of pleural fluid adenosine deaminase in tuberculous pleuritis with reference to HIV coinfection and a Bayesian analysis.
Comparison of six biological markers for the diagnosis of tuberculous pleuritis.
In one study of 248 patients with tuberculous pleuritis who underwent needle biopsy of the pleura, the biopsy showed granulomas in 198 patients (80%), the acid-fast stain of the biopsy was positive in 64 (25.
Interpretation & conclusions: Our findings demonstrated that the decreased leptin levels were associated with reduction in BMI but not with the disease status in tuberculous pleuritis.
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.
The prevalence of pulmonary parenchymal tuberculosis in patients with tuberculous pleuritis.
The demonstration of granulomas in an exudative pleural effusion is an adequate evidence for the diagnosis of tuberculous pleuritis, since the vast majority of patients (more than 95%) with granulomatous pleuritis have tuberculosis.
Pleural fluid adenosine deaminase (ADA) level of >70 U/L was diagnostic of tuberculous pleuritis while level <40 U/L virtually ruled out this diagnosis.