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End stage renal disease due to bilateral renal malakoplakia

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Malcolm Coulthard


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Malakoplakia typically affects the bladders of immunocompromised adults who have defective intracellular killing of Escherichia coli. Renal malakoplakia is rare in children and generally has a good outcome. In the case presented, however, it caused end stage renal failure in a 5 year old girl. The management dilemmas surrounding renal transplantation are highlighted.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Hegde S, Coulthard MG

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Archives of Disease in Childhood

Year: 2004

Volume: 89

Issue: 1

Pages: 78-79

ISSN (print): 0003-9888

ISSN (electronic): 1468-2044

Publisher: BMJ Group