Infected spontaneous chylothorax

Sunil Natrajan, Khaled O. Hadeli, Stuart F. Quan

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    Infection of a chylothorax is thought not to occur because chyle is inherently bacteriostatic. We report a case of an infected chylothorax occurring in an immunocompromised patient with pneumonia. To our knowledge, this is the first description of such a case.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)31-32
    Number of pages2
    JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - Jan 1998

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Microbiology (medical)
    • Infectious Diseases


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