Malakoplakia of the kidney extending to the descending colon in a patient with secondary adrenal insufficiency: A case report

Soo Jin Jung, Hee Cheol Kang, Jun Jeong Choi

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Malakoplakia is an uncommon but distinctive type of chronic granulomatous inflammation that occurs most commonly in the genitourinary tract, especially the urinary bladder. Most patients have associated conditions characterized by some degree of immunosuppression, as seen in solid-organ transplants, autoimmune diseases requiring steroid use, chemotherapy, chronic systemic diseases, alcohol abuse and poorly controlled diabetes. We report an unusual case of the renal malakoplakia that involved the perirenal space, extending to the descending colon in a 65-year-old Korean woman with secondary adrenal Insufficiency and diabetes mellitus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)367-372
Number of pages6
JournalKorean Journal of Family Medicine
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Sep


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Family Practice

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