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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Abstract

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
Volume257
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Mononeuropathies
Chylothorax
Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Fever of Unknown Origin
Mycobacterium Infections
Prednisolone
Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Tuberculosis
Pharmaceutical Preparations

Keywords

  • Chylothorax
  • Mononeuropathy multiplex
  • Tuberculosis

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  • Internal Medicine

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Mononeuropathy multiplex and chylothorax as earlier manifestations of pulmonary tuberculosis. / Chen, H. A.; Cheng, N. C.; Lin, K. P.; Liao, H. T.; Chen, C. H.; Huang, De Feng.

In: Journal of Internal Medicine, Vol. 257, No. 6, 06.2005, p. 561-563.

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Chen, H. A. ; Cheng, N. C. ; Lin, K. P. ; Liao, H. T. ; Chen, C. H. ; Huang, De Feng. / Mononeuropathy multiplex and chylothorax as earlier manifestations of pulmonary tuberculosis. In: Journal of Internal Medicine. 2005 ; Vol. 257, No. 6. pp. 561-563.
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