July 1972


Author Affiliations

Cape Town, South Africa
From the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital and the departments of pediatrics and child health (Drs. Wiggelinkhuizen and Greenberg) and radiology (Dr. Landman), University of Cape Town Medical School, South Africa.

Am J Dis Child. 1972;124(1):99-101. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1972.02110130101017

Idiopathic recumbent chyluria occurred in a 5½-year-old girl. Marked undernutrition was present. Spontaneous remission, possibly related to retrograde pyelography, resulted in satisfactory improvement in her nutritional status. Chylous thrombosis is suggested as a mechanism whereby spontaneous remission may occur.