Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia
versão impressa ISSN 1806-3713
SEISCENTO, Márcia; CONDE, Marcus Barreto e DALCOLMO, Margareth Maria Pretti. Tuberculous pleural effusions. J. bras. pneumol. [online]. 2006, vol.32, suppl.4, pp. S174-S181. ISSN 1806-3713. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1806-37132006000900003.
Tuberculous pleural effusion is a common manifestation of the primary form of the disease or consequence of the reactivation of a latent infection due to the M. tuberculosis. Advances in the laboratory methods have contributed to better diagnose and understand the pathophysiology of the effusion secondary to tuberculosis. However, although a predominant lymphocytic pleural effusion is suspicious of tuberculosis, a diagnostic routine shall be instituted to orient treatment and prevent undesirable sequels.
Palavras-chave : Tuberculosis, pleural [physiopathology]; Pleural effusion [physiopathology]; Tuberculosis, pleural [epidemiology]; Pleural effusion [epidemiology]; Biopsy.