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Clinical Study

Predictive Role of ADA in Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid in Making the Diagnosis of Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Table 1

Frequency of patients with pulmonary TB based on sputum smear sputum culture and BAL culture.

SmearCulture
NegativePositiveNegativePositive

Sputum (%)15 (100%)0 (0%)10 (67%)5 (33%)
BAL fluid (%)7 (47%)8 (53%)4 (27%)11 (73%)

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