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
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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.
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