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Acute encephalopathy with liver dysfunction, chylous ascites and cytomegalovirus infection.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  202566     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A child with acute encephalopathy and liver dysfunction subsequently developed acute chylous ascites. Titers for cytomegalovirus increased from less than 1:2 to 1:32 during the illness, and cytomegalovirus was isolated from the urine. The case is the first one possibly linking cytomegalovirus and acute encephalopathy and liver dysfunction in a child. In our patient, enlargement of the abdominal lymph nodes, as seen on a lymphangiogram, resulted in a severe obstruction of abdominal lymphatic flow, producing a transudation of lymph into the peritoneal cavity. The acute chylous ascites associated with mesenteric lymphadenitis was likely caused by the cytomegalovirus infection.
D E Greydanus; T F Smith; G B Stickler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Infection     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0300-8126     ISO Abbreviation:  Infection     Publication Date:  1977  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-03-10     Completed Date:  1978-03-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0365307     Medline TA:  Infection     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  255-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Brain Diseases / complications*,  diagnosis
Child, Preschool
Chylous Ascites / complications*,  diagnosis
Cytomegalovirus Infections / complications*,  diagnosis
Liver Diseases / complications*,  diagnosis

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