Browsing Faculty of Medicine by Author "Baba, Kamaldeen"
Adenosine Deaminase Activity Is a Sensitive Marker for the Diagnosis of Tuberculous Pleuritis in Patients with Very Low CD4 Counts Baba, Kamaldeen; Hoosen, Anwar A.; Langeland, Nina; Dyrhol-Riise, Anne Ma (Public Library of Science, 2008-07-30)Background: Adenosine Deaminase Activity (ADA) is a commonly used marker for the diagnosis of tuberculous pleural effusion. There has been concern about its usefulness in immunocompromised patients, especially HIV positive ...Peer reviewedJournal article
Evaluation of immune responses in HIV infected patients with pleural tuberculosis by the QuantiFERON® TB-Gold interferon-gamma assay Baba, Kamaldeen; Sørnes, Steinar; Hoosen, Anwar A.; Lekabe, Jacob M.; Mpe, Mathew J.; Langeland, Nina; Dyrhol-Riise, Anne Ma (BioMed Central, 2008-03-14)Background: Diagnosis of tuberculous (TB) pleuritis is difficult and better diagnostic tools are needed. New blood based interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) tests are promising, but sensitivity could be low in HIV positive patients. ...Journal articlePeer reviewed