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Vol 78, No 4 (2010)
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Submitted: 2013-02-22
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Simultaneous detection of tumor cells and the positive result of genetic test for Mycobacterium tuberculosis in pleural effusion

Monika Czystowska, Anna Stokłosa, Ewa Szczepulska-Wójcik, Krystyna Maszkowska-Kopij, Lucyna Opoka, Agnieszka Skoczylas, Dorota Górecka
Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2010;78(4):296-301.

open access

Vol 78, No 4 (2010)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2010-07-08
Submitted: 2013-02-22

Abstract

Pleural effusion is a frequently observed lesion in the course of respiratory diseases such as inflammatory process and cancer metastasis. Its cause may be either tuberculosis (the most common extrapulmonary location is the pleura) and malignant disease of the pleura. Confirmation of tuberculosis is often troublesome. The primary site of cancer may be also difficult to find despite the application of difficult diagnostic methods. Below we present history of 79-year-old female in whom carcinomatous cells and positive result of PCR for Mycobacterium tuberculosis in pleural fluid were discovered simultaneously suggesting the tuberculosis and cancer of unknown primary origin.
Pneumonol. Alergol. Pol. 2010; 78, 4: 296-301

Abstract

Pleural effusion is a frequently observed lesion in the course of respiratory diseases such as inflammatory process and cancer metastasis. Its cause may be either tuberculosis (the most common extrapulmonary location is the pleura) and malignant disease of the pleura. Confirmation of tuberculosis is often troublesome. The primary site of cancer may be also difficult to find despite the application of difficult diagnostic methods. Below we present history of 79-year-old female in whom carcinomatous cells and positive result of PCR for Mycobacterium tuberculosis in pleural fluid were discovered simultaneously suggesting the tuberculosis and cancer of unknown primary origin.
Pneumonol. Alergol. Pol. 2010; 78, 4: 296-301
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Keywords

pleural tuberculosis; cancer of unknown primary site; immunohistochemical examination

About this article
Title

Simultaneous detection of tumor cells and the positive result of genetic test for Mycobacterium tuberculosis in pleural effusion

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 78, No 4 (2010)

Pages

296-301

Published online

2010-07-08

Bibliographic record

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2010;78(4):296-301.

Keywords

pleural tuberculosis
cancer of unknown primary site
immunohistochemical examination

Authors

Monika Czystowska
Anna Stokłosa
Ewa Szczepulska-Wójcik
Krystyna Maszkowska-Kopij
Lucyna Opoka
Agnieszka Skoczylas
Dorota Górecka

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