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Journal:   IRANIAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS   MARCH 2008 , Volume 18 , Number 1; Page(s) 87 To 91.
 
Paper: 

INTESTINAL MALAKOPLAKIA IN CHILDREN (CASE REPORT)

 
 
Author(s):  FARAHMAND F.*, KARAMI H., MAHJOUB F.
 
* DIVISION OF PEIATRIC GASTOENTROLOGY, CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER, DR GHARIB AVE, TEHRAN, IR IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Objective: Malakoplakia is a rare inflammatory disease, related to enterobacterial infection in the context of a disorder of cell-mediated immunity. Malakoplakia is exceptional in children and usually involves the gastrointestinal tract. The diagnosis is exclusively based on histological analysis.
Cases Presentation: In this paper we have reported 3 children with intestinal malakoplakia which were enrolled during a period of 6 years between 2001 to 2006 at Children's Medical Center. Two were male, and one female. The main clinical manifestations were: chronic bloody and mucosal diarrhea, abdominal pain and polypoid masses detected by diagnostic colonoscopy. Histological diagnosis proved to be definite in these cases. The response to drug treatment with trimethoprim-sulfamthoxazole in all three patients was good.
Conclusion: The presence of intestinal malakoplakia must be ruled out in every child having chronic bloody mucosal diarrhea.

 
Keyword(s): BLOODY DIARRHEA, CHILDREN, INTESTINE, MALAKOPLAKIA, PATHOLOGY
 
 
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APA: Copy

FARAHMAND, F., & KARAMI, H., & MAHJOUB, F. (2008). INTESTINAL MALAKOPLAKIA IN CHILDREN (CASE REPORT). IRANIAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, 18(1), 87-91. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=103735



Vancouver: Copy

FARAHMAND F., KARAMI H., MAHJOUB F.. INTESTINAL MALAKOPLAKIA IN CHILDREN (CASE REPORT). IRANIAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS. 2008 [cited 2021June20];18(1):87-91. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=103735



IEEE: Copy

FARAHMAND, F., KARAMI, H., MAHJOUB, F., 2008. INTESTINAL MALAKOPLAKIA IN CHILDREN (CASE REPORT). IRANIAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, [online] 18(1), pp.87-91. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=103735.



 
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