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CASE REPORT
Chyluria in young child: a rare presentation
  1. Gaurav Garg,
  2. Apul Goel,
  3. Sunny Goel,
  4. Manmeet Singh
  1. Department of Urology, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Gaurav Garg, gougarg{at}gmail.com

Summary

Chyluria, a chronic manifestation of lymphatic filariasis, is rare in children. Clinicians must have a high index of suspicion to diagnose this condition in children as it mimics nephrotic syndrome. We present an unusual case in which a 7-year-old boy hailing from a filarial endemic region presented with a passage of milky urine, which on evaluation was diagnosed as parasitic chyluria. The child showed remission after medical management that persisted until 1 year of follow-up.

  • childhood nutrition
  • diet
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  • Contributors GG, AG: concept, design, supervision, processing, writing the manuscript and critical analysis. SG: supervision, processing, writing the manuscript and critical analysis. MS: concept, supervision, writing the manuscript and critical analysis.

  • 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.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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