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On the relations between "idiopathic" pleurisy with effusion and tuberculosis

a thesis for the degree of Doctor of Medicine

by Ernest H. Cartwright

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Published by Ash in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Pleural Effusion,
  • Pulmonary Tuberculosis

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Ernest H. Cartwright
    ContributionsRoyal College of Surgeons of England
    The Physical Object
    Pagination44 p. ;
    Number of Pages44
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26285340M

    in the pleural effusion, mycobacterium tuberculosis is detected, both in microscopy and in the sowing of exudate. With the widespread caseous necrosis of the pleura, the disintegration of large tuberculosis foci on the pleura and blockade of the mechanisms of resorption of exudate, purulent tuberculous pleurisy (tuberculosis empyema) can develop. Although the diagnostic performance of M30 for tuberculous pleurisy cannot be expected to outperform well-known markers such as ADA and interferon-γ, it may play an adjunctive role, adding to the value of those markers. Furthermore, M30 showed a better discrimination between tuberculous pleural effusion and parapneumonic effusion than ADA.

    Pleural effusion, sometimes referred to as “water on the lungs,” is the build-up of excess fluid between the layers of the pleura outside the lungs. The pleura are thin membranes that line the lungs and the inside of the chest cavity and act to lubricate and facilitate breathing. Fibrinous pleurisy, with deposit of a dry exudate, fibrin, on the pleurae, occurs with tuberculosis and pneumonia. Exudative pleurisy, in which the fissure between the pleurae is filled with an exudate, may be serous or serofibrinous (tubercular, idiopathic, or rheumatic), hemorrhagic (tubercular or with tumors), or purulent and putrefactive.

    objective To elucidate the relationship between HIV, CD4 1 count and pleural TB. method In a prospective study, 94 patients presenting at two large Harare hospitals with clinically suspected pleural TB were enrolled over a 10‐month period. All underwent standardized evaluation, closed pleural aspiration and biopsy. Patients receiving directly observed anti‐TB therapy were followed‐up. Pleurisy (also known as pleuritis) is an inflammation of the pleura, the lining surrounding the lungs. [1] There are many possible causes of pleurisy but viral infections spreading from the lungs to pleural cavity are the most common. [2] The inflamed pleural layers rub against each other every time the lungs expand to breathe in air. [3] This can cause sharp pain when breathing, also called.


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On the relations between "idiopathic" pleurisy with effusion and tuberculosis by Ernest H. Cartwright Download PDF EPUB FB2

A patient with an idiopathic pleural effusion and a positive tuberculin test need not be treated for tuberculosis if the pleural fluid adenosine deaminase level is not higher than 43 IU/L. In our experience, persistence or relapse of the effusion does not imply a poor prognosis or Cited by: Pleurisy means inflammation of the pleura, the membrane that lines the lungs within the chest cavity.

Depending on its cause, pleurisy can be associated with an accumulation of fluid in the space between the lungs and chest wall (called a pleural effusion) or it can be dry pleurisy.

INTRODUCTION. Tuberculosis (TB) pleural effusion is by no means a benign disease. TB is the leading infectious cause of death worldwide, disproportionately affecting the socio‐economically disadvantaged and immunosuppressed. 1 TB effusion is one of the most common sites of extra‐pulmonary TB, although the incidence varies between regions.

The incidence of pleural Cited by: 4. Pleural effusion, also called hydrothorax, accumulation of watery fluid in the pleural cavity, between the membrane lining the thoracic cage and the membrane covering the are many causes of pleural effusion, including pneumonia, tuberculosis, and the spread of a malignant tumour from a distant site to the pleural surface.

Pleural effusion often develops as a result of chronic heart. A study is presented of 40 cases of pleurisy with effusion, secondary to established pulmonary tuberculosis. Comparison is made with cases of primary pleural effusion previously described, and differences between such primary and secondary effusions lead to certain conclusions regarding aetiology and prognosis.

(a) The tuberculosis morbidity morbidity Subject Category: Miscellaneous see more details in the subsequent three to four years after return to duty following pleural effusion was per cent.

An exactly similar follow-up with cases of dry pleurisy showed that. Dry Pleurisy - It occurs when the pleura is embedded with fibrous tissue. Effusive Pleurisy - It occurs when the space of pleural layers filled with extra fluid, this condition is called pleural effusion.

Purulent Pleurisy - It is most dangerous type of pleurisy. In this space between layers is filled with dead cells commonly known as Pus. The average age of patients with tuberculous pleurisy is increasing and the disease is now commonly seen in middle and old age.

Abrupt onset occurs in two-thirds of cases and may resemble acute bacterial pneumonia. The temperature may not be elevated above normal in occasional patients when they are first examined. Initial intermediate strength tuberculin or tine tests are negative in almost. The difference in pleural fluid ADA levels between TPE and MPE group was statistically highly sions: Tuberculous pleural effusion was the most common cause of pleural effusion.

Idiopathic pleural effusion resolved in 47 patients, improved in 20 and persisted without relevant symptoms in Six patients had a history of neoplastic disease (Table 5).

No relationship was found between the neoplasm and the effusion; hence, these patients were classified in the idiopathic effusion. Introduction. Tuberculous pleurisy is the second most common form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis (TB)1, 2 and a common cause of pleural effusion in endemic TB areas.3, 4 A definitive diagnosis of tuberculous pleurisy usually requires mycobacterial culture of pleural fluid, pleural biopsy or other diagnostic tests.5, 6 A high index of suspicion from a pleural fluid analysis is essential for.

We conducted a year study of the evolution of idiopathic pleural effusion. Between andwe prospectively studied 40 consecutive patients (30 men and 10 women; mean [+/- SD] age, It has been said that the term " idiopathic pleural effusion is idiotic from the standpoint of the physician and pathetic from that of the patient." 1 Tuberculosis Edward A.

Gaensler, M.D. Courtney Broaddus MD, Richard W. Light MD, in Murray and Nadel's Textbook of Respiratory Medicine (Sixth Edition), Prognosis and Treatment. The natural history of rheumatoid pleuritis varies. Most patients experience a spontaneous resolution within 3 months but, in the occasional patient, the effusion is persistent and massive pleural thickening may develop.

Introduction. Tuberculous pleurisy is the second most common form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis (TB) 1 2 and a common cause of pleural effusion in endemic TB areas. 3 4 A definitive diagnosis of tuberculous pleurisy usually requires mycobacterial culture of pleural fluid, pleural biopsy or other diagnostic tests.

5 6 A high index of suspicion from a pleural fluid analysis is essential for. Thoracoscopy is the most accurate yet most expensive tool for establishing the diagnosis of tuberculous (TB) pleurisy. However, most high TB‐incidence regions have limited financial resources, lack the infrastructure needed for routine thoracoscopy and require an alternative, cost­effective diagnostic approach for pleural effusions.

Altogether, 51 patients with undiagnosed exudative pleural. Pleurisy or inflammation of the pleura is often accompanied by an effusion. The most common cause of pleural effusion in children is bacterial pneumonia (Chapter ); heart failure (Chapter ), rheumatologic causes, and metastatic intrathoracic malignancy are the next most common causes.A variety of other diseases account for the remaining cases, including tuberculosis (Chapter.

Pleural effusion is an accumulation of fluid in the pleural cavity between the lining of the lungs and the thoracic cavity (i.e., the visceral and parietal pleurae).The pleural fluid is called a transudate if it permeates (transudes) into the pleural cavity through the walls of intact pulmonary vessels.

It is called an exudate if it escapes (exudes) into the pleural cavity through lesions in. Stead W. W., Eichenholtz A., Strauss H.

Operative and pathologic findings in 24 patients with the syndrome of idiopathic pleurisy with effusion presumably tuberculous. Rev. Tuberculous pleural effusion is the second most common form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis (after lymphatic involvement) and is the most common cause of pleural effusion in areas where tuberculosis is endemic.

Tuberculous pleural effusion is synonymous with the term tuberculous pleurisy. The yields of microbiology and pleural biopsy in the diagnosis of TB pleurisy and laboratory findings according to GPS group are summarized in Table the patients with TB pleurisy, (%) showed culture positivity for in the effusion.

In the patients with negative effusion cultures, 70 had positive sputum cultures.In Korea, 2, new tuberculous pleurisy cases were notified inwhich accounted for % of a total of 39, new tuberculosis cases and 34% of all extrapulmonary tuberculosis cases5.

Tuberculous pleurisy is the most common form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis in Korea. Immune status can also influence the incidence of tuberculous pleurisy.Depending on the etiology, all pleurisy can be divided into two large groups: infectious and non-infectious (aseptic).

In infectious pleurisy, the inflammatory process in the pleura is caused by the action of infectious agents, with non-infectious pleurisy, pleural inflammation occurs without the involvement of pathogenic microorganisms.