Differential diagnostic efficiency of T cells subsets versus interferon-gamma, tumor necrosis factor alpha and adenosine deaminase in distinguishing tuberculous from malignant pleural effusions
The differential diagnosis of tuberculous and malignant pleural effusion (PE) is extremely difficult and continues to pose clinical challenges. Aim of the study: To evaluate the utility of pleural fluid interferon gamma (IFN-c), tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-a), adenosine deaminase (ADA) levels with T cells subsets in differential diagnosis of malignant (MPE) and tuberculous pleural effusions (TPE). Methods: Forty patients with ... إقراء المزيد