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Table 2 Pleural fluid enzyme activities of ADA and ADA 2 , concentrations of TNF- α, IFN- γ and IL-10 (±s)

From: Diagnostic accuracy of tumor necrosis factor-alpha, interferon-gamma, interlukine-10 and adenosine deaminase 2 in differential diagnosis between tuberculous pleural effusion and malignant pleural effusion

Group n ADA (U/L) ADA2(U/L) ADA2/ADA (%) TNF-α (ng/L) IFN-γ (ng/L) IL-10 (ng/L)
Tuberculous 47 39.39 ± 10.60 35.71 ± 10.00 90.63 45.55 ± 15.85 114.97 ± 27.85 6.12 ± 2.31
Malignant 43 32.16 ± 6.99 20.87 ± 4.53 64.89 17.18 ± 4.84 87.15 ± 18.77 6.20 ± 2.29
t   5.74 12.76 56.89 12.26 5.28 0.994
P   <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 <0.001 >0.05
  1. n = number of subject; Values are mean ± SD.