Table 1—

Analysis of pleural fluid

Biochemical profile of pleural fluidMay 15May 22June 20July 25
Glucose mg·dL−1122122117145
Protein g·dL−14.34.23.73.2
Albumin g·dL−1221.21.4
Cholesterol mg·dL−190757952
Triglycerides mg·dL−129253328
Lactic dehydrogenase IU·L283285243248
Amylase mg·dL−145564944
Cell typeL+++L++L++L+
PMN+PMN+RBC+PMN+/–
RBC+RBC+RBC+++
  • L: lymphocytes; PMN: polymorphonuclear leukocytes; RBC: red blood cells. +: 10–20 cells·field−1 (×40 magnification); ++: 20–40 cells·field−1 (×40); +++: >40 cells·field−1 (×40); +/–: <10 cells·field−1.