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12 September 2023 : Case report  USA

Acute Presentation of Tuberculosis Empyema in a Healthy Adolescent

Unusual clinical course, Challenging differential diagnosis

Edzelle Hankins1BDEF, Dmitri Khvolis1BDEF, John T. Spigos1BDEF, Oksana Tatarina-Nulman1ABCDEF*, Brande Brown1ABCDEF, Minnie John1ABCDEF

DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.939419

Am J Case Rep 2023; 24:e939419

Table 1. Pleural fluid analysis.

Pleural fluid glucose
Pleural fluid protein5.5 g/dL
Pleural fluid lactate dehydrogenase5216 unit/L
Pleural fluid amylase31.0 unit/L
Pleural fluid pH8.5
Pleural fluid colorLight tan-brown
Pleural fluid appearanceCloudy
Pleural fluid WBC162 250/uL
Pleural fluid RBC232 500/uL
Pleural fluid neutrophils90%
Pleural fluid lymphocytes6%
Pleural fluid monocytes2%
Pleural fluid eosinophils2%
Pleural fluid cell count100

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American Journal of Case Reports eISSN: 1941-5923
American Journal of Case Reports eISSN: 1941-5923