Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2017 | Month : August | Volume : 11 | Issue : 8 | Page : OD17 - OD18

Primary Intestinal Lymphangiectasia (Waldmann’s Disease) Presenting with Chylous Effusions in a 15-Year-Old OD17-OD18

Vijay Surampalli, Srinath Ramaswamy, Deepanjali Surendran,Chanaveerappa Bammigatti, Rathinam Palamalai Swaminathan

Correspondence
Dr. Chanaveerappa Bammigatti,
Additional Professor, Department of Medicine, JIPMER, Puducherry-605006, India.
E-mail: bammigatti@gmail.com

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.