Simultaneous chylothorax and chylous ascites due to tuberculosis

Kyeong Jin Kim, Dae Won Park, Won Suk Choi

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-53
Number of pages4
JournalInfection and Chemotherapy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Mar
Externally publishedYes


  • Chylothorax
  • Chylous ascites
  • Tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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