An unusual case of chylothorax complicating childhood tuberculosis

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

PEDIATRIC PULMONOLOGY, cilt.43, sa.6, ss.611-614, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 43 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1002/ppul.20817
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.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.