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Isoenzymes of adenosine deaminase in pleural effusions: A diagnostic tool?
SETTING: Tygerberg Hospital, an academic teaching hospital, Republic of South Africa. OBJECTIVE: To identify the adenosine deaminase (ADA) isoenzymes as a diagnostic tool for tuberculosis in pleural effusions with increased ...
Combined use of pleural adenosine deaminase with lymphocyte/neutrophil ratio: Increased specificity for the diagnosis of tuberculous pleuritis
Increased pleural fluid adenosine deaminase (ADA) activity is classically associated with tuberculous pleuritis. However, increased activity can also occur in a number of other diseases and this may negatively affect the ...