Primary Intestinal Lymphangiectasia (Waldmann's Disease) Presenting with Chylous Effusions in a 15-Year-Old.

Abstract

Primary Intestinal Lymphangiectasia (PIL) is a rare disease of unknown aetiology which presents in the paediatric age group with anasarca, diarrhoea, hypoproteinaemia, lymphoedema and chylous effusions. Tuberculosis, filariasis, chest trauma, malignancies and haematological disorders usually contribute to most cases of secondary lymphangiectasia and chylous effusions. We hereby describe a case of PIL presenting with chylous effusions which remained undiagnosed for eight years.

DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/29055.10522

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@article{Surampalli2017PrimaryIL, title={Primary Intestinal Lymphangiectasia (Waldmann's Disease) Presenting with Chylous Effusions in a 15-Year-Old.}, author={Vijay Surampalli and Srinath Ramaswamy and Deepanjali Surendran and Chanaveerappa Bammigatti and R. P. Swaminathan}, journal={Journal of clinical and diagnostic research : JCDR}, year={2017}, volume={11 8}, pages={OD17-OD18} }