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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(12): 650-653
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.512.072


Elevated Serum CA 125 Levels in Abdominal Tuberculosis and a Marker of Response to ATT Drugs
Ajaz Nabi Koul1* and Munir Ahmad Wani2
1Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases; Consultant Internist,
Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences University, Srinagar, Kashmir, India
2Department of General Surgery, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences University, Srinagar, Kashmir, India  
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Ascitis, abdominal mass, anemia with or without viceromegaly almost always sounds malignant until proved otherwise in any middle aged person. It holds true more in a female who has high levels of CA125. 14 patients of biopsy proven abdominal tuberculosis were included in this study. In addition to routine work up for tuberculosis, the serum levels of CA125 were sent before and after completion of antitubercular treatment. Pre treatment levels CA125 were in the range of 24 to 980 units with the mean of 416.4 units. The post treatment levels of 9 patients were done. They ranged from 38 to 183 units with the mean of 103.8 units.  The present case study indicated that CA125 being a tumor marker for abdominal neoplasms may be elevated also in abdominal tuberculosis without gender bias. It is worth mentioning that the elevated levels of CA125 reduces significantly after treatment of tuberculosis sounding resolution of infection. It may be worthwhile to find the levels of CA125 in ascetic fluid and pleural fluid in suspected cases of tuberculosis.


Keywords: Tuberculosis, abdominal, CA125.
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Ajaz Nabi Koul and Munir Ahmad Wani. 2016. Elevated Serum CA 125 Levels in Abdominal Tuberculosis and a Marker of Response to ATT Drugs.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(12): 650-653. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.512.072