Korean J Urol.  1990 Feb;31(1):99-102.

Urine Adenosine Deaminase Activity in Confirmed Urinary Tract Tuberculosis

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  • 1Department of Urology, Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Wonju, Korea.
  • 2Department of Clinical Pathology, Wonju College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Wonju, Korea.

Abstract

We studied the activity of adenosine deaminase in the urine of 38 patients who were divided into four groups :Urinary tract tuberculosis without ureteral obstruction(Group I ), Urinary tract tuberculosis with ureteral obstruction (Group II ), Urinary tract infection ( Group III ) and control subjects (Group IV). In patients with urinary tract tuberculosis with ureteral obstruction the adenosine deaminase activity in aspirated renal urine was significantly higher than for the rest of the groups (p<0.001). Adenosine deaminase activity in renal aspirated urine has proved to be a simple and reliable diagnostic method for urinary tract tuberculosis with ureteral obstruction.

Keyword

adenosine deaminase; tuberculosis

MeSH Terms

Adenosine Deaminase*
Adenosine*
Humans
Tuberculosis*
Ureter
Ureteral Obstruction
Urinary Tract Infections
Urinary Tract*
Adenosine
Adenosine Deaminase
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