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2019, Cilt 33, Sayı 3, Sayfa(lar) 153-160   
COMPARISON OF PLEURAL FLUID ADA LEVEL IN TERMS OF AGE AND GENDER OF PATIENTS WITH PLEURAL TUBERCULOSIS
Sami DENİZ, Ahmet Emin ERBAYCU, Mutlu Onur GÜÇSAV, Dursun ALİZOROĞLU, Gülru POLAT, Mustafa Şevket DERELİ
Sağlık Bilimleri Üniversitesi İzmir Dr Suat Seren Göğüs Hastalıkları ve Cerrahisi Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Gögüs Hastalıkları, Izmir, Türkiye
Keywords: Tuberculosis; adenosine deaminase; age; gender

Aim: Despite improvements in the diagnosis and treatment, tuberculosis (TB) is still an important cause of morbidity and mortality all over the world, as it is in our country. Aim: It was aimed to determine the relation of pleural fluid adenosine deaminase (ADA) level with age and gender of patients with TB pleurisy.

Material andMethods: The study was designed as a retrospective study. Age of the patients, pulmonary function tests (PFT) measurements, glucose, protein, albumin, aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), bilirubin, urea, creatinine and blood cell count from peripheral blood; blood gas analysis, glucose, albumin, protein, LDH, ADA, fluid cell count results in pleural fluid were recorded.

Results: A total of 145 patients were included in the study, 41 were female and 105 were male. The mean age of the patients was 53.1 years, the mean pleural fluid ADA level was 55.2. When compared to gender; pleural fluid ADA levels were significantly lower in women (p = 0.031). When patients were divided as younger and older than 65 years old, there was no difference in pleural fluid ADA level (p = 0.657).

Conclusion: The level of adenosine deaminase in tuberculous pleural effusions varies according to gender and was detected lower in females than in males. Similar levels were found between the groups above and under 65 years old.