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Ewha Med J. 2015 Mar;38(1):36-41. Korean. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.12771/emj.2015.38.1.36
Han IM , Kee YK , Lee E , Lee CK , Han SG , Heo SJ , Yoo TH .
Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. YOOSY0316@yuhs.ac
Abstract

Malakoplakia is an uncommon chronic granulomatous inflammatory disease which is associated with immunocompromised conditions such as malignancy, autoimmune disease, chronic alcohol intake, poorly controlled diabetes and long-term steroid use. Malakoplakia can occur at various sites, most commonly in the genitourinary tract including urinary bladder and the ureter. Renal parenchymal involvement is relatively uncommon, accounting for 15% of all malakoplakia. A few cases of renal malakoplakia have been reported in Korea, and only one case was accompanied by acute kidney injury. Here we report an 80-year-old female patient with renal parenchymal malakoplakia and acute interstitial nephritis presented as acute kidney injury with literature review.

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