Surfactant protein-A

Clinical value of surfactant protein-A in serum and sputum for pulmonary tuberculosis diagnosis

H. Hu, Teng, G. L., Gai, L. Z., Yang, Y., and Zhu, C. J., Clinical value of surfactant protein-A in serum and sputum for pulmonary tuberculosis diagnosis, vol. 12, pp. 4918-4924, 2013.

The aim of this study was to explore the diagnostic and differential diagnosis value of surfactant protein-A (SP-A) in the serum and sputum for pulmonary tuberculosis. A total of 101 patients with pulmonary tuberculosis, 85 healthy volunteers, and 30 chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients were divided into pulmonary tuberculosis group, healthy control group, and COPD group, respectively. SP-A was determined in the serum and sputum in the three groups by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. The expression of SP-A in serum was significantly higher (P 0.05).

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