An unusual case of chylothorax complicating childhood tuberculosis

Cakir E., Gocmen B., Uyan Z. S. , Oktem S., KIYAN G. , Karakoc F., ...More

PEDIATRIC PULMONOLOGY, vol.43, no.6, pp.611-614, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/ppul.20817
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRIC PULMONOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.611-614


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.