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Clinical Department
June 1916

REPORT OF A CASE OF NONPARASITIC CHYLURIA, CHRONIC NEPHRITIS, IN A CHILD: WITH NECROPSY

Am J Dis Child. 1916;XI(6):455-459. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1916.04110120052004
Abstract

Nonparasitic chyluria is a rare affection in adults and exceedingly rare in children. While most of these cases are due to a lymphangiectasis and a consequent rupture of the lymphatics in the pelvis of the kidney or in the bladder, the etiology of this disease is nevertheless somewhat uncertain.

Jennie G. was admitted to the Beth Israel Hospital on Jan. 1, 1916, when eight years old. Her parents and their four other children were alive and well.

The child had been nursed until 1 year of age. She had suffered from a chronic cough from the eleventh month until the end of the second year, when she had a severe attack of measles. During the fourth year it had been noticed that the child's abdomen became enormously enlarged and that she steadily lost weight. The parents consulted a number of physicians, including the writer. At that time, having found ascites

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