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L Gowda Krishnappa

Role of Interleukin-6, Gamma Interferon and Adenosine Deaminase Markers in Management of Pleural Effusion Patients

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10.7727/wimj.2012.253
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Interleukin-6, gamma interferon (IFN-γ) and adenosine deaminase (ADA) were investigated as diagnostic tools in pleural effusion. Our results suggest that there is a remarkable difference in production of these three markers in exudative pleural effusions as compared to transudative pleural effusions. However, diagnosis based on culture would be still the gold standard.

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15 Feb, 2013
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e-Published: 22 Nov, 2013

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