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Title: Chylous ascites and chylothorax due to constrictive pericarditis in a patient infected with HIV: a case report
Authors: Sarawut Summachiwakij
Wiwun Tungsubutra
Pornpan Koomanachai
Suchai Charoenratanakul
Mahidol University. Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital. Department of Medicine
Keywords: Open Access article;chylothorax;chylous ascites;pericarditis
Issue Date: 2012
Citation: Journal of Medical Case Reports. Vol. 6, (2012), 163
Abstract: Introduction: Chylothorax and chylous ascites are uncommon and usually associated with trauma or neoplasms. To the best of our knowledge, constrictive pericarditis leading to chylothorax and chylous ascites in a person infected with HIV has never previously been described. Case presentation: A 39-year-old Thai man was referred to our institute with progressive dyspnea, edema and abdominal distension. His medical history included HIV infection and pulmonary tuberculosis that was complicated by tuberculous pericarditis and cardiac tamponade. Upon further investigation, we found constrictive pericarditis, chylothorax and chylous ascites. A pericardiectomy was performed which resulted in gradual resolution of the ascites and chylous effusion.
URI: http://repository.li.mahidol.ac.th/dspace/handle/123456789/2641
metadata.dc.identifier.url: http://www.jmedicalcasereports.com/content/6/1/163
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