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 43 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A case of gallbladder mass: Malakoplakia (The tumor mimicker).
 

Author(s): Kanwaljeet Singh, Tathagatta Chatterjee

Journal: Indian J Pathol Microbiol. ;60(1):122-124.

 

Diagnosis of malakoplakia presenting as gall bladder mass is a diagnostic dilemma faced by pathologists, radiologists, and surgeons. Malakoplakia is a rare inflammatory disorder and tumor mimicker usually occurring in the urinary tract, may occasionally be found in gall bladder. Here, ...

Last Updated: 14 Feb 2017

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Renal Parenchymal Malakoplakia Presenting as Acute Renal Failure in a Young Woman.
 

Author(s): Guo-Qin Wang, Xiao-Yi Xu, Yi-Pu Chen, Hong Cheng

Journal: Chin. Med. J.. 2016 Aug;129(15):1880-1.

 

Last Updated: 25 Jul 2016

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[Pseudotumoral malakoplakia of the breast].
 

Author(s): Abderrahim Elktaibi, Mohamed Reda Elochi, Mohamed Sinaa, Mohamed Allaoui, Yassir Alami, Mariam Amrani

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Last Updated: 22 Oct 2015

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The terms "Malakoplakia" returned 12 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A Case of Cutaneous Malakoplakia in the Head and Neck Region and Review of the Literature.
 

Author(s): Matthew Coates, Marcos Martinez Del Pero, Ramez Nassif

Journal: Head Neck Pathol. 2016 Dec;10(4):444-450.

 

Malakoplakia is a rare inflammatory condition that typically occurs in the urinary tract. The cutaneous form is less prevalent, and most commonly occurs in the perianal or genital regions. Here we present a 61 year old lady with cutaneous malakoplakia of the neck, which was successfully ...

Last Updated: 7 May 2016

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[Ovarian and tubal localization of a malakoplakia: report of a case and review of literature].
 

Author(s): Ikram Boubess, Salma Ouassour, Mokha Tazi, Adib Filali, Mohammad Alami

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Last Updated: 25 Nov 2015

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Renal malakoplakia mimicking a malignant renal carcinoma: a patient case with literature review.
 

Author(s): Stephanie Daniela Knights Purnell, Bonnie Davis, Rhonda Burch-Smith, Pamela Coleman

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Malakoplakia, a medical, surgical, pathological and radiological enigma, is an infrequent chronic inflammatory condition that can affect many organ systems, including the gastrointestinal tract, integument, skeletal system and genitourinary tract. Review of the literature has shown ...

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2015

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