Infect Chemother.  2014 Mar;46(1):50-53. 10.3947/ic.2014.46.1.50.

Simultaneous Chylothorax and Chylous Ascites Due to Tuberculosis

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  • 1Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. cmcws@hanmail.net

Abstract

Chylothorax or chylous ascites is rare manifestation of tuberculosis. We report a case of simultaneous chylothorax and chylous ascites due to tuberculosis. A 17-year-old girl was admitted with fever, abdominal distention and dyspnea. Chest and abdominal computed tomography revealed bilateral pleural effusion, multifocal nodular consolidation on both lung fields and copious ascites and multiple necrotic lymphadenopathy in the abdominal cavity. Mycobacterium tuberculosis was isolated from sputum and pleural fluid. The patient was treated with anti-tuberculosis medication. Pleural effusion and ascites improved with the medication.

Keyword

Chylothorax; Chylous ascites; Tuberculosis
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