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Table 1 Parameters of pleural effusion

From: Pleural effusion as the initial clinical presentation in disseminated cryptococcosis and fungaemia: an unusual manifestation and a literature review

Date: June 3 June 18
Colour: yellow, slightly turbid yellow, turbid
WBCs (/μl) 920 470
RBCs (/μl) 2500 5480
Lymphocytes (%) 70 98
Endotheliocytes (%) 30 -
Segmented cells (%) - 1
Mononuclear macrophages (%) - 1
Rivalta’s test positive positive
Total protein (g/L) 40.6 36.8
Lactate dehydrogenase (IU/L) 121 188
Glucose (mmol/L) 7.83 4.73
Adenosine deaminase (IU/L) 24 25
CEA (μg/L) 0.72 0.81
Culture:   
Cryptococcus neoformans (−) (−)
M. tuberculosis (−) (−)
Smear: 920   
M. tuberculosis (−) (−)
  1. WBC white blood cell, RBC red blood cell, CEA carcinoembryonic antigen, M. tuberculosis Mycobacterium tuberculosis