Diagnostic Value of Adenosine Deaminase Level for the Differential Diagnosis of Tuberculosis and Malignancy in Exudative Lymphocytic Pleurisy


Altinsoy B., YALÇINSOY M., ÜNVER E., Gungor S., Mihmanli A., Akkaya E.

ISTANBUL MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.17, no.2, pp.59-63, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/imj.2016.34735
  • Journal Name: ISTANBUL MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.59-63

Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the diagnostic performance of adenosine deaminase (ADA) levels in patients with exudative lymphocytic pleurisy for the differential diagnosis of tuberculous pleurisy (TBP) and malignant pleural effusion (MPE).