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End stage renal disease due to bilateral renal malakoplakia
  1. S Hegde,
  2. M G Coulthard
  1. Department of Paediatric Nephrology, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr M G Coulthard
    Department of Paediatric Nephrology, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle NE1 4LP, UK;


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.

  • end stage renal failure
  • malakoplakia

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