Malakoplakia

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Malakoplakia

Malakoplakia is a rare chronic inflammatory disease. It commonly involves the urinary tract, but may also involve the prostate, ureter, pelvis, bones, lungs, testes, gastrointestinal tract, skin, and kidney.  Malakoplakia of the kidney is often associated with chronic kidney infection and obstruction. E. coli  is the most common organism found in urine samples. Common symptoms of malakoplakia of the kidney include flank pain and signs of active kidney infection. It may affect one or both kidneys and can cause symptoms similar to that of kidney failure. Careful studies of the involved tissues can help to distinguish malakoplakia of the kidney from similar conditions, namely xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis and megalocytic interstitial nephritis.
 

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The terms "Malakoplakia" returned 34 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Isolated malakoplakia of inguinal lymph node: a rare case report.
 

Author(s): Rachna Khera, Swetha Narla, Shantveer G Uppin, Megha S Uppin, Roshni T Paul

Journal: Indian J Pathol Microbiol. ;56(4):443-5.

 

Malakoplakia is rare chronic inflammatory disorder which commonly affects urinary tract. Though it has been reported in several sites outside the urinary tract, isolated lympnode involvement is extremely uncommon. Herein we present a case of 20 year old male with right inguinal lymphnodal ...

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2014

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Malakoplakia of the esophagus caused by human papillomavirus infection.
 

Author(s): Ya-Li Yang, Yu-Cheng Xie, Xiao-Ling Li, Jing Guo, Tao Sun, Jing Tang

Journal: World J. Gastroenterol.. 2012 Dec;18(45):6690-2.

 

Malakoplakia is a rare granulomatous disease probably caused by infection and characterized histologically by Michaelis-Gutmann bodies. We report a more rarely seen case esophageal malakoplakia in a 54-year-old woman. She presented with coughing while eating and drinking. Gastroscopy ...

Last Updated: 13 Dec 2012

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[A case of malakoplakia of the urinary bladder].
 

Author(s): Atsunori Nabeshima, Sohsuke Yamada, Guo Xin, Takashi Tasaki, Shohei Kitada, Hirotsugu Noguchi, Yasuyuki Sasaguri

Journal: J. UOEH. 2012 Sep;34(3):265-70.

 

This is a case report of a 65-year-old female with malakoplakia in the urinary bladder. An ultrasound scan showed many tumor-like polyp lesions, where a transurethral resection was performed. Since the lesions revealed gross papillary neoplasms, malignancy was suspected. However, ...

Last Updated: 5 Oct 2012

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The terms "Malakoplakia" returned 8 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Malakoplakia in a healthy young female patient.
 

Author(s): Kyung Hee Hyun, Hyun Deok Shin, Dong Hoon Kim

Journal: Korean J. Intern. Med.. 2013 Jul;28(4):475-80.

 

Malakoplakia is a rare granulomatous disease that occurs commonly in the urinary tract and secondarily in the gastrointestinal tract. Most reported cases of malakoplakia are associated with immunosuppressive diseases or chronic prolonged illness. Here, we report a rare case of malakoplakia ...

Last Updated: 18 Jul 2013

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Cutaneous malakoplakia: case report and review.
 

Author(s): João Paulo Junqueira Magalhães Afonso, Patricia Naomi Ando, Maria Helena Valle de Queiroz Padilha, Nilceo Schwery Michalany, Adriana Maria Porro

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;88(3):432-7.

 

Malakoplakia is a rare acquired disease that can affect many systems but is more common in the urogenital tract. Cutaneous malakoplakia is even rarer. It is far more frequent in immunodeficient patients. We report a case of cutaneous malakoplakia in a kidney transplant patient who ...

Last Updated: 24 Jun 2013

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Perianal cutaneous malakoplakia in an immunocompetent patient.
 

Author(s): Ahmad Z Shawaf, Lamis A Boushi, Thaer Hassan Douri

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Malakoplakia is an uncommon inflammatory condition usually affecting the genitourinary tract, which has been associated with infections, tumors, and immunocompromised states. The condition has been reported in many different organs and it may rarely involve the skin. We describe a ...

Last Updated: 8 Feb 2010

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