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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 18-23

Issues in etiology and diagnosis making of chyluria

Department of Urology, King George Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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D Dalela
Department of Urology, King George Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-1591.19545

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Chyluria, the passage of intestinal lymph in urine is common in the rural and economically weaker population of our country. Etiologically it has been classified as parasitic and nonparasitic (rare). By far the most important and most common cause effect relationship of chyluria is with Wuchereria bancrofti. The issues in diagnosis making of chyluria include: confirmation of chyluria, localization of site of leakage in urinary tract, identifying the cause of chyluria and assessing as to how bad is the disease? A number of biochemical and radiological diagnostic tests are available for the same. Since this is 'a disease of the poor', there is a need to modify the approach of diagnostic evaluation and therapeutic protocols in order to curtail the overall cost of treatment.

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