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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.
Author(s): Hegde S, Coulthard MG
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Archives of Disease in Childhood
ISSN (print): 0003-9888
ISSN (electronic): 1468-2044
Publisher: BMJ Group