Mycobacterium tuberculosis associated chylous ascites in HIV-infected patients: Case report and review of the literature

W. Sathiravikarn, A. Apisarnthanarak, P. Apisarnthanarak, T. C. Bailey

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Abstract

Chylous ascites (CA) is a rare manifestation of tuberculosis. We report a case of CA due to tuberculosis in an HIV-infected patient and review the literature on CA in HIV disease. This patient was successfully treated with large volume abdominal paracentesis, antituberculous drugs, and parenteral medium chain triglycerides.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)230-233
Number of pages4
JournalInfection
Volume34
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2006

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