Mononeuropathy multiplex and chylothorax as earlier manifestations of pulmonary tuberculosis

H. A. Chen, N. C. Cheng, K. P. Lin, H. T. Liao, C. H. Chen, De Feng Huang

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Mononeuropathy multiplex (MNM) and chylothorax are rare clinical disorders. The concurrence of these two disorders with Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection has not been reported. We herein report a patient who was initially diagnosed with fever of unknown origin and MNM, and then developed chylothorax. Pulmonary tuberculosis was proved 1 month after chylothorax appeared. With low-dose prednisolone 15 mg day-1 and anti-tuberculosis drugs, all these disorders completely resolved 1 year later.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)561-563
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Internal Medicine
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Chylothorax
  • Mononeuropathy multiplex
  • Tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine


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