Title: Protein, Lactate Dehydrogenase and Glucose Estimation in Pleural Fluid of Tuberculosis Pleural Effusion Patients

Author(s) - Anjali Pergulwar*1, Amol Shinde2, H. N. Khan3, A. M. Siddiqui4


Tuberculosis Pleural effusion is a leading inflammatory pleural disease in clinical practice and a common public health problem related to tuberculosis.

Aim: To estimate value of protein, lactate dehydrogenase and glucose, in pleural fluid of tuberculosis pleural effusion patients.

Methods and Material: Biochemical tests protein, lactate dehydrogenase and glucose was done in 30 patients of tuberculosis pleural effusion.

Result: In our study, mean ± S.D of protein is 5.3 ± 1.4, lactate dehydrogenase is 1007.2 ± 167.6 and glucose is 39 ± 4.8. It shows that protein and Lactate dehydrogenase level is high, when compared with Light’s criteria and glucose level is low.

Conclusion: This study concludes that, in tuberculosis pleural effusion patients , pleural fluid shows, high protein, high lactate dehydrogenase ,and  low glucose level, Hence it is exudative type.

Keywords:  Exudative Pleural fluid, Tuberculosis, pleural effusion.