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Xanthogranulomatous Pyelonephritis: a case report

Authors:

GBL Samarasekera ,

Teaching Hospital, Galle, LK
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Satish Goonesinghe,

Teaching Hospital, Galle, LK
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JDVC Lekamwasam

Teaching Hospital, Galle, LK
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Abstract

Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis is a rare debilitating illness which was first described in 1916 by Schlangenhaufer. It ultimately results in diffuse or focal renal destruction and share many features of renal cell carcinoma. Histologically, disease is characterized by lipid laden foamy macrophages

The disease is more common in middle aged females. Most cases are unilateral, and often associated with urinary tract obstructions (Staghorn calculi), urinary tract infections and diabetes. It is commonly associated with Proteus mirabilis and Escherichia coli infections.  

DOI: 10.4038/gmj.v14i1.1189

Galle Medical Journal Vol.14(1) 2009 85-86

How to Cite: Samarasekera, G., Goonesinghe, S. & Lekamwasam, J., (2009). Xanthogranulomatous Pyelonephritis: a case report. Galle Medical Journal. 14(1), pp.85–86. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/gmj.v14i1.1189
Published on 08 Oct 2009.
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