Pleural fluid neopterin levels in tuberculous pleurisy


Cok G. , Parildar Z. , Basol G. , Kabaroglu C. , BAYINDIR U., Habif S. , ...Daha Fazla

CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY, cilt.40, ss.876-880, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

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Objectives: Neopterin is produced by stimulated macrophages under the influence of gamma interferon of lymphocyte origin. It is regarded as a biochemical marker of cell-mediated immune response. This study was designed to assess the diagnostic value of pleural fluid neopterin levels in tuberculous pleurisy in comparison with adenosine deaminase activity.