Article first published online: 4 OCT 2011
© 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 29, Issue 4, pages 541–543, July/August 2012
How to Cite
Rubinson, R., Mendes, V. S., Sanchez, G. and Costantini, S. (2012), Malakoplakia. Pediatric Dermatology, 29: 541–543. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2011.01467.x
- Issue published online: 3 JUL 2012
- Article first published online: 4 OCT 2011
Abstract: Malakoplakia is a rare, chronic disease with pleomorphic presentation. It occurs most frequently in immunocompromised patients. It is believed that this entity represents an unusual response to bacterial infection in which macrophages fail to phagocytose them properly. It involves many organs, particularly the urinary and gastrointestinal tracts. It is uncommon on the skin and less common in children. The diagnosis is usually based on histopathologic findings.