Renal Malacoplakia With Papillary Necrosis and Renal Failure

Michele H. Mokrzycki, Harold Yamase, Orly F. Kohn

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Renal parenchymal malacoplakia is a rare cause of renal failure. Patients presenting with renal failure carry a poor prognosis, the majority either dying or requiring chronic dialysis. In this report, we describe an alcoholic man who presented with renal failure due to bilateral renal parenchymal malacoplakia and papillary necrosis. The patient, who initially required dialysis, partially recovered renal function following prolonged antibiotic treatment with a fluoroquinolone antibiotic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)587-591
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes


  • Malacoplakia
  • acute renal failure
  • dialysis
  • fluoroquinolones
  • papillary necrosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology


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