Renal malakoplakia: Report of a case with multifocal involvement

Josep Lloreta, M. Angels Cañas, Assumpció Munné, Montserrat Arumí, Oscar Bielsa, Antoni Gelabert, Sergi Serrano

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The authors report the light microscopic and ultrastructural features in one case of malakoplakia involving the kidney, the urinary bladder, and the skin. The kidney was excised. Lesions of the urinary bladder and the skin regressed after topical treatment with cholinergic agonists and antimicrobial drugs. This case illustrates the pathogenesis of malakoplakia and the possibility that early lesions can be cured with medical therapy before extensive tissue destruction has taken place.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)575-585
JournalUltrastructural Pathology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997


  • Kidney
  • Malakoplakia
  • Pathogenesis
  • Skin
  • Treatment
  • Ultrastructure
  • Urinary bladder


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