A Rare Case of Sudden-Onset Respiratory Distress in an Infant

Document Type : Case Report


1 Junior resident,Department of Pediatrics,Medical College, Kolkata,India

2 Pediatricien, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College, Kolkata, India


Chylothorax is an unusual cause of pleural effusion after the neonatal period in children without a previous history of cardiothoracic surgery. Determination of the causes of this condition can be often challenging. Herein, we present a case of a 6-month-old male infant, presenting with sudden severe breathlessness, which was later diagnosed as spontaneous left-sided chylothorax.


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