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Malacoplakia: case report in tongue and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18521054     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Malakoplakia is a relatively uncommon chronic inflammatory reaction of unknown etiology. It usually affects the genitourinary tract but may rarely involve the tongue. There are many theories that explain this reaction but it seems to be the answer to an infectious agent in a patient with immunologic deficiency. Microscopically, malakoplakia is characterized by the presence of foamy histiocytes with distinctive basophilic inclusions, which are known as Michaelis-Gutmann bodies due to a partially ingested bacteria and their posterior calcification. There are many alternatives to treat this entity. We report the only case diagnosed in the tongue, in a 15 years-old male in the Maxillofacial Surgery and Stomatology Service of the Hospital San Vicente de Paúl in Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia.
Gloria Jeanethe Alvarez Gómez; Martha Lucía Marín Botero; Cecilia Ampara Henao Calle; Francisco Levy Duque Serna
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2008-06-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medicina oral, patología oral y cirugía bucal     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1698-6946     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal     Publication Date:  2008 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-06-03     Completed Date:  2008-09-18     Revised Date:  2009-12-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101231694     Medline TA:  Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal     Country:  Spain    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E352-4     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Faculty of Dentistry, University of Antioquia, Hospital Universitario San Vicente de Paúl, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Service, Medellín, Colombia.
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MeSH Terms
Malacoplakia / pathology*
Tongue Diseases / pathology*

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