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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 234-237

Malakoplakia of the prostate

1 Department of Pathology, MES Medical College and Paramedical Science, Perinthalmanna, Kolathur, Kerala, India
2 Department of Pathology, Yenepoya Medical College, Deralakatte, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Prema Saldanha
Department of Pathology, Yenepoya Medical College, Deralakatte, Mangalore 575018, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/mgmj.mgmj_29_22

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Prostatic malakoplakia is a rare chronic inflammatory disease with only a few cases reported in the literature. It is believed to be caused by an impaired histiocytic response against bacteria. This is a case report of a 65-year-old man with a history of diabetes mellitus presenting with complaints of generalized weakness and fever of 4-day duration. Laboratory investigations showed pyuria, and urine culture showed Escherichia coli. An abdominal Computerised Tomography (CT) scan revealed left-sided pyelonephritis and a prostatic abscess. Double-J stenting with Trans-Rectal Ultrasound Scan (TRUS) biopsy was done. The biopsy showed features of malakoplakia of the prostate without any associated malignancy.

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