oa South African Medical Journal - Pleural effusions among rural Bantu - pleural biopsy in the diagnosis of tuberculosis
|Article Title||Pleural effusions among rural Bantu - pleural biopsy in the diagnosis of tuberculosis|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Publication Date||Feb 1964|
|Pages||174 - 175|
|Keyword(s)||Diagnosis, Incidence, Pleural biopsy, Pleural effusion, Pulmonology, Rural black population and Tuberculosis|
Positive biopsy evidence of tuberculosis was obtained in 16% of a series of 115 pleural effusions among a rural Bantu population, and tuberculosis was established by other means in a further 8'10' In spite of the frequency of parenchymal lung tuberculosis among this group, it would appear that only 24% of pleural effusions were tuberculous-a proportion no higher than among White people in England and the USA.
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