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What is Chylous ascites?

What is Chylous ascites?

  • Chylous ascites: A rare disorder involving obstruction of the drainage of the abdominal lymph glands which results in abdominal accumulation of milky white fluid.

Chylous ascites is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Chylous ascites, or a subtype of Chylous ascites, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Chylous ascites as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Chylous ascites: Introduction

Types of Chylous ascites:

Broader types of Chylous ascites:

Who gets Chylous ascites?

Gender Ratio for Chylous ascites: male predominance

What causes Chylous ascites?

Causes of Chylous ascites: see causes of Chylous ascites

What are the symptoms of Chylous ascites?

Symptoms of Chylous ascites: see symptoms of Chylous ascites

Can anyone else get Chylous ascites?

More information: see contagiousness of Chylous ascites
Inheritance: see inheritance of Chylous ascites

Chylous ascites: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Chylous ascites.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Chylous ascites.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Chylous ascites: Internist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Chylous ascites.
Treatments for Chylous ascites: see treatments for Chylous ascites
Research for Chylous ascites: see research for Chylous ascites

Name and Aliases of Chylous ascites

Main name of condition: Chylous ascites

Other names or spellings for Chylous ascites:

Congenital chylous ascites

Congenital chylous ascites
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Chylous ascites: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Chylous ascites:


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