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Case Reports in Nephrology
Volume 2012, Article ID 961816, 2 pages
Case Report

Chyloperitoneum Associated with Relapse of Nephrotic Syndrome

1Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Taoyuan General Hospital, 1492 Chung-Shan Road, Taoyuan City, Taoyuan County 33004, Taiwan
2Department of Biomedical Engineering, Chung Yuan Christian University, 200 Chung Pei Rood, Chung Li City, Taoyuan Country 32023, Taiwan

Received 7 October 2012; Accepted 26 November 2012

Academic Editors: D. Kovac and A. Papagianni

Copyright © 2012 Jui-Hsiang Lin and Wei-Jie Wang. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Chyloperitoneum associated with nephrotic syndrome is rare clinical entity and characterized by milky ascites. The modalities for detection of chyloperitoneum are laboratory investigations and radiological images. Lipoprotein electrophoresis is useful for confirmation of the diagnosis with chyloperitoneum. Treating underlying disease is the most important in the management of these patients.