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Pediatr Pulmonol. 2008 Jun;43(6):611-4. doi: 10.1002/ppul.20817.

An unusual case of chylothorax complicating childhood tuberculosis.

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Division of Pediatric Pulmonology, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey. erkancakir1@yahoo.com

Abstract

Endobronchial tuberculosis (EBTB) and chylothorax are rare clinical disorders. The concurrence of these two disorders as manifestations of childhood pulmonary tuberculosis has not been reported. We report a 4-month-old boy presenting with chylothorax as the initial presentation of tuberculosis that has been successfully treated with octreotide, antituberculosis drugs and steroid therapy.

PMID:
18433047
DOI:
10.1002/ppul.20817
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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