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Malakoplakia of the caecum in a kidney-transplant recipient: presentation as acute tumoral perforation and fatal outcome

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Ciccarelli, O
Latinne, D
Pirson, Y
Squifflet, J P
Published in Transplant International. 1999, vol. 12, no. 4, p. 293-6
Abstract Malakoplakia is a rare pseudotumoral inflammatory disease known to affect immunocompromised subjects, mainly with a history of recurrent Escherichia coli infection. The urinary tract is the most frequent site of the disease, although all organs can be involved. In the present article, we report a case of malakoplakia of the caecum, that developed in a 52-year-old man, who had received a kidney transplant 9 years before and had a history of recurrent E. coli urinary tract infections. Malakoplakia presented as acute intestinal perforation, and, despite aggressive surgical and medical management, disease progressed toward a fatal outcome due to sepsis and multiple organ failure 9 months later. A defect in the macrophagic activity was demonstrated.
Keywords Bacteremia/complicationsCecal Diseases/diagnosis/pathology/surgeryCecal Neoplasms/diagnosis/pathology/surgeryEscherichia coli Infections/complicationsFatal OutcomeHumansIntestinal Mucosa/pathologyIntestinal Perforation/diagnosis/pathology/surgeryKidney TransplantationMalacoplakia/diagnosis/pathology/surgeryMaleMiddle AgedMultiple Organ FailurePostoperative ComplicationsRecurrenceTomography, X-Ray Computed
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PMID: 10460878
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Research group La transplantation d'îlots de Langerhans (623)
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BERNEY, Thierry et al. Malakoplakia of the caecum in a kidney-transplant recipient: presentation as acute tumoral perforation and fatal outcome. In: Transplant International, 1999, vol. 12, n° 4, p. 293-6. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:55885

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