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.
- Urinary bladder