Serum and pleural fluid changes in patients with effusions

Seth, Shashi; Lal, Harbans; Seth, S.C. and Saini, A.S. (1986) Serum and pleural fluid changes in patients with effusions. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 33 (1). pp. 17-19.

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Abstract

Patients with pleural effusion, suffering from either tuberculosis or malignancy, were investigated for blood and fluid glucose, bicarbonate, protein, calcium, alkaline phosphatase, AST and ALT levels. The levels of the serum constituents were not significantly different in the two groups except the mean serum alkaline phosphatase which was significantly higher in effusions with malignancy. Pleural fluid glucose and bicarbonate levels were significantly lower in patients with tubercular pleuritis. However, the levels of the other constituents were comparable in the two groups.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Effusion, Malignancy, Pleural Fluid, Pleuritis, Blood Glucose, Calcium, Proteins, Alkaline Phosphate, Serum Alkaline Phosphatase, AST, ALT
Subjects:Carbohydrates and Hypoglycemic Agents > Carbohydrates > Blood Glucose
Inorganic Chemicals > Metals > Metals, Alkaline Earth
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses > Infection > Respiratory Tract Infections
Enzymes and Coenzymes > Enzymes > Hydrolases
Inorganic Chemicals > Alkalies > Carbonates
Inorganic Chemicals > Elements > Metals, Alkaline Earth
Enzymes and Coenzymes > Enzymes > Transferases
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Pleurisy
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Pleural Diseases > Pleural Effusion
Hemic and Immune Systems > Blood
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Pleural Diseases
ID Code:2989
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:20 August 2008

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