Chylous ascites is a rare complication of peritoneal dialysis (PD) and is often mistaken for peritonitis. It usually resolves following conservative management and does not pose any risk to the dialysis procedure. We report the case of a 2-year-old boy, who developed chylous ascites at 36 hours of PD and spontaneously resolved within the next 48 hours.
- paediatric intensive care
- acute renal failure
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Contributors DB and RTI: patient management, literature review and preparation of the initial draft of the manuscript. KT: critical review of the manuscript for important intellectual content and final approval of the version to be published. VR: clinician-in-charge, critical review of the manuscript for important intellectual content and final approval of the version to be published.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.
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