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Chylothorax due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
  1. P A Antón,
  2. J Rubio,
  3. P Casán,
  4. T Franquet
  1. Respiratory Department, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain.


    Chylothorax in an adult is a rare cause of pleural effusion. Mycobacterium tuberculosis may cause chylous effusion, but usually in association with extensive intrapulmonary involvement. A case of chylothorax is presented in which M tuberculosis was isolated from the pleural fluid and was the only intrathoracic manifestation of tuberculosis.

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