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Year : 1988  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 145-147

Prognostic Value Of Serum Mucoprotein In Pulmonary Tuberculosis And Non - Tuberculous Lung Diseases



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The average serum mucoprotein levels in controls were 10.13 ± 1.97 mg%, in pulmonary tuberculosis - 24.56 ± 4.45 mg% and in carcinoma lung 25.80 ± 4.47 mg%. Comparatively low values were obtained in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, 16.07 ± 2.74 mg%. The raised level of serum mucoprotein was more marked in patients having sputum smear positive for mycobacterium with cavitation. Serum mucoprotein had a direct relationship with the radiological extent of disease. The serum mucoprotein level returns towards normal in both tubercular and non-tubercular groups after treatment, while an increasing trend in the serum mucoprotein was observed in cases of carcinoma lung. Thus, serum mucoprotein estimation may be used as a prognostic parameter in tubercular and non-tubercular lung diseases.


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