Chyluria: An Unending Illness- A Case Report DD01-DD03
Dr. Dwijesh Kumar Panda,
M-5/12, Acharya Vihar, Bhubaneswar-751013, Odisha, India.
Chyluria is the passage of milky urine due to a lymphourinary fistula. It is secondary to lymphatic stasis caused by obstruction of the lymphatic flow. It is caused by the parasite Wuchereria bancrofti in more than 95% of cases in tropical countries. Chyluria occurs in 2% of filarial-infested patients. When an abnormal connection between intestinal lacteals and the urinary tract develops, chyluria appears. The diagnostic approach is aimed to define the site of lymphourinary fistula. It is a benign disease that can be controlled by medical treatment and dietary restrictions. A small number of patients require surgical intervention. The 45-year-old thin built woman was suffering from chyluria, flank pain in the abdomen, weakness and loss of weight for the last 10 years. The serum test for circulating adult filarial antigen was positive in moderately high titer. Antifilarial treatment was advised. The symptoms improved for three months and again relapsed.