Value of pleural fluid lysozyme estimation in tubercular and non-tubercular pleural effusions.

Rajpal, A.S.; Sharma, G.S.; Gupta, P.K. and Nanavati, V. (1981) Value of pleural fluid lysozyme estimation in tubercular and non-tubercular pleural effusions. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 28 (4). pp. 205-208.

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Abstract

Pleural fluid lysozyme estimation was done in 58 patients with pleural effusion of varied etiology. Out of 58 patients 34, 14 and 10 cases were of tuberculous, non-infected and bacterial pleural effusion respectively. The mean level of lysozyma was found higher in tubercular pleural fluid, but the difference was not statistically significant. There was no definite correlation between the level of lysozyme and presence of mycobacteria in sputum or pleural fluid. An indirect evidence was found that the pleural fluid lysozyme is derived from blood rather than inflammatory cells, in the pleural fluid.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Pleural Fluid Lysozyme, Etiology, Pleural Fluid, Lysozyme, Tuberculosis, Mycobacteria, Sputum
Subjects:Fluids and Secretions > Bodily Secretions > Sputum
Enzymes and Coenzymes > Enzymes > Hydrolases
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Pleural Diseases > Pleurisy
Bacteria > Gram-Positive Bacteria > Actinobacteria > Actinomycetales > Mycobacteriaceae > Mycobacterium
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Tuberculosis, Pleural
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Pleurisy
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Pleural Diseases > Pleural Effusion
Persons > Patients
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Pleural Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pleural
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
ID Code:2343
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:24 September 2007

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