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The Clinical Utility of Polymerase Chain Reaction for the Diagnosis of Pleural Tuberculosis

 Jin Wook Moon  ;  Yoon Soo Chang  ;  Se Kyu Kim  ;  Young Sam Kim  ;  Hyuk Min Lee  ;  Sung Kyu Kim  ;  Joon Chang 
 CLINICAL INFECTIOUS DISEASES, Vol.41(5) : 660-666, 2005 
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BACKGROUND: There is no exact consensus about the usefulness of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing for the diagnosis of tuberculous pleural effusion because of the diverse PCR methods and the different diagnostic criteria that are described in other studies. METHODS: We analyzed pleural effusion specimens obtained from 111 patients for whom the exclusion of the possibility of tuberculous pleural effusion was necessary. We performed M. tuberculosis PCR testing using the Cobas Amplicor MTB test (Roche Diagnostic Systems), which is fully automated and commercially available. RESULTS: Results of the M. tuberculosis PCR test of pleural effusion specimens were positive for 7 (17.1%) of the 41 patients with confirmed pleural tuberculosis and for 3 (18.8%) of the 16 patients with probable pleural tuberculosis. The overall sensitivity and specificity of M. tuberculosis PCR testing of pleural effusion were 17.5% and 98.1%, respectively. The sensitivity of M. tuberculosis PCR testing for each group of patients with tuberculous pleural effusion detected by smear-positive results, smear-negative and culture-positive results, and culture-negative and pleural biopsy-positive results, was 100.0%, 33.3%, and 3.7%, respectively. Of the 57 patients with pleural tuberculosis, only 3 (5.3%) had positive results of M. tuberculosis PCR testing along with negative results of smearing, negative results of pleural pathological analysis, and a low level of adenosine deaminase. CONCLUSION: For specimens such as pleural effusion, in which the bacillary load is very low, the clinical utility of PCR testing seems highly limited.
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Kim, Sung Kyu(김성규)
Kim, Se Kyu(김세규)
Kim, Young Sam(김영삼) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9656-8482
Moon, Jin Wook(문진욱)
Lee, Hyuk Min(이혁민) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8523-4126
Jang, Yang Soo(장양수) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2169-3112
Chang, Yoon Soo(장윤수) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3340-4223
Chang, Joon(장준) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4542-6841
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