Vale of ADA in differential diagnosis of hydrothorax
ZHANG Yihui, WANG Zeqiao, YANG Ke, et al The Department of Respiratory Diseases, The 1st People’s Hospital of Shanghai, Shanghai 200081,China
Objective To observe the value of ADA in differential diagnosis of hydrothorax. Methods We detected ADA pleural fluid in 188 patients with pleural effusion. The patients were divided into three groups of malignant hydrothorax, tuberculous hydrothorax and transudative hydrothorax. The data of the three groups were compared. The value of ADA in any one of the groups was significantly different from the other two. ADA was great in identifying tuberculous and malignant hydrothorax. Detection of ADA can be routinely performed. It is very useful and can help clinicians greatly.
【CateGory Index】： R561