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Congenital chylothorax: a prospective nationwide epidemiological study in Germany
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    Re: Congenital Chylothorax in the UK: Findings from a BPSU epidemiological study

    We are grateful to our colleagues Haines and Davis from the UK for their comments confirming many of our findings in their British population -based cohort. We agree that differences in findings (e.g., different rates of syndromal anomalies associated with congenital chylothorax) may simply be due to small numbers. It is nice to see that this rare but serious condition is receiving more scientific attention


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    Congenital Chylothorax in the UK: Findings from a BPSU epidemiological study
    • Caroline Haines, Consultant Nurse PICU/PHDU
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      • Peter J Davis

    We read with interest the publication by Bialkowski et al (1). Their paper on infants with congenital chylothorax (CCT) in Germany focused in detail on this patient group, in comparison to our recently published paper reporting on all infants and children >24 weeks gestation to <16 years who developed a chylothorax in UK (2).

    When reviewing data from infants with CCT from our epidemiological study, we hav...

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