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Adenosine Deaminase Diagnostic Testing in Pericardial Fluid

20:00 EDT 13 Jun 2019 | JAMA

A 65-year-old man from Vietnam presented with shortness of breath at rest, orthopnea, and lower extremity edema for the past 2 weeks and nonproductive cough and weight loss for the past 4 months. A computed tomographic (CT) scan demonstrated a moderate to large pericardial effusion that was lymphocyte-predominant with a fluid ADA level of 118.1 U/L. What would you do next?

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