Journal of Pharmacy And Bioallied Sciences

MEDICAL SCIENCE - CASE REPORT
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 80--82

An unusual case of pseudochylothorax


M Padma Priya, S Dharmic, Aparajeet Kar, V Suryanarayana 
 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Bharath University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. M Padma Priya
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Bharath University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India

A 25-year-old male patient presented with right-sided pleuritic chest pain and pain in the ankle. Radiological investigations revealed a right sided pleural effusion, lytic lesion in spine D10 with paravertebral abscess. Pleural fluid analysis showed elevated lactate dehydrogenase, adenosine deaminase, increased triglycerides, cholesterol, and no chylomicrons. Hence, a diagnosis of pseudochylothorax secondary to tuberculosis was made. Pleural fluid was drained by tube thoracostomy, decortication was done to improve the lung function and patient was started on anti-tuberculosis treatment (ATT). Patient improved with ATT. Pseudochylous effusion or chyliform effusions are uncommon. <200 cases has been reported in the international literature. The possibility of tuberculosis has to be considered in diagnosis and treatment of such cases. Here, we present a case of tuberculous pseudochylous effusion.


How to cite this article:
Priya M P, Dharmic S, Kar A, Suryanarayana V. An unusual case of pseudochylothorax.J Pharm Bioall Sci 2015;7:80-82


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Priya M P, Dharmic S, Kar A, Suryanarayana V. An unusual case of pseudochylothorax. J Pharm Bioall Sci [serial online] 2015 [cited 2021 Jan 25 ];7:80-82
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