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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/ppul.20817
  • Journal Name: Pediatric Pulmonology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.611-614
  • Keywords: Child, Chylothorax, Endobronchial tuberculosis
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: No


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. © 2008 Wiley-Liss, Inc.