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Tuberculous pleural effusion is characterized by all of the following features except: (AIPG 2011)



A Hemorrhagic effusion

B Pleural fluid LDH more than 60% that of serum LDH.

C Increased deaminase

D Increased mesothelial cells

Ans. D

Increased mesothelial cells

Features of tubercular pleural effusion.

1). All features of exudative effusion plus following.

2). Hemorrhagic effusion

3). Presence of high level of TB markers

a. ADA > 45

b. Interferon γ > 140 pg/ml

c. Positive PCR

4). Glucose level equal to serum level mostly, occasionally <60 mg%

5). WBC , predominantly small lymphocyte.

Extra Edge: Presence of mesothelial cells > 5% make diagnosis of tubercular effusion unlikely.

Extra Edge: - Pleural Effusion in AIDS – causes

1). Kaposi sarcoma

2). Tuberculosis

3). Lymphoma

4). Parapneumonic effusion

5). Cryptococcosis

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