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An occult filarial infection presenting as chyluria with proteinuria: a case report and review of literature.
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PMID:  22669920     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Chyluria is the passage of chyle into urine, and develops as a result of communication between the lymphatic system and the urinary system. It is an unusual manifestation of lymphatic filariasis reported mainly from South Asian countries. We report the case of a 38-year-old man from an endemic area who presented with passage of milky urine. Physical examination did not reveal any lymphadenopathy or lymph oedema. Urine tests revealed nephrotic range proteinuria. A 99m technetium sulphur colloid lymphoscintigraphy confirmed connection between lymphatic vessels and the urinary tract. Predominant chyluria with no overt lymphatic filariasis remains an enigma.
Manjari Saha; Sayantan Ray; Manas Goswami; Supratip Kundu; Puranjay Saha; Avishek Saha; Subhasis Maitra; Arunansu Talukdar
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Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-06-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2012     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2012  
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Created Date:  2012-06-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, India.
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