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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2007 Vol.8 No.12 P.885-887


A case of chylothorax treated curatively with Sapylin, a streptococcus preparation

Author(s):  Xu Zhi-hao, Wang Chun-fu, Zhang Yue-qin, Shen Hua-hao, Xu Feng

Affiliation(s):  Department of Respiratory Diseases, the Second Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310009, China

Corresponding email(s):   xufeng99@yahoo.com

Key Words:  Chylothorax, Sapylin, Streptococcus preparation

Xu Zhi-hao, Wang Chun-fu, Zhang Yue-qin, Shen Hua-hao, Xu Feng. A case of chylothorax treated curatively with Sapylin, a streptococcus preparation[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2007, 8(12): 885-887.

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chylothorax is an uncommon disease where fatty fluid accumulates within the chest cavity. Conservative management, including repeated thoracentesis or pleurodesis, seems to be suitable to most cases. Herein, we present a case of efficacious pleurodesis by intrapleural injection of sapylin, a streptococcus preparation, for the treatment of chylothorax. A 52-year-old non-smoking female farmer was diagnosed as idiopathic chylothorax after we ruled out possible causes including chest trauma, lymphoma, lung cancer, filariasis, tuberculosis, and etc. Two-time intra-thoracic injection of 3 Klinische Einheit (KE) sapylin achieved rapid and effective control of chylothorax with no severe side effects. sapylin may facilitate pleurodesis by producing a strong inflammatory response.

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