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Table. 4.

Table. 4.

Distribution of ADA values in patients in different fluids with respect to their age N (%)

Sample Age Normal Suspect Strong suspect Positive P-value
Pleural fluid <50 134 (71.66) 11 (5.88) 16 (8.56) 26 (13.90) 0.8
≥50 440 (69.84) 49 (7.78) 53 (8.41) 88 (13.97)
Ascitic fluid <50 42 (77.78) 3 (5.56) 6 (11.11) 3 (5.56) 0.6
≥50 140 (79.10) 6 (3.39) 14 (7.91) 17 (9.60)
Serum <50 46 (80.78) 2 (3.51) 3 (5.26) 6 (10.53) 0.7
≥50 73 (86.90) 2 (2.38) 2 (2.38) 7 (8.33)
Pericardial fluid <50 2 (100) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.8
≥50 20 (83.33) 0 (0) 2 (8.33) 2 (8.33)
Synovial fluid <50 2 (100) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.6
≥50 7 (70) 1 (10) 0 (0) 2 (20)
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