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Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis in childhood: case report and review of English and Japanese literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6799659     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis is an uncommon disease that is usually seen in middle-aged women and is much rarer in children. We report a case of diffuse xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis in a 3-year-old boy who had a nonfunctioning hydronephrotic right kidney on an excretory urogram. A review of the English and Japanese literature on xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis in childhood revealed 2 remarkable differences regarding the incidence of sex and radiological findings. The majority of patients were girls in the English literature, whereas the opposite sex was seen in the majority of cases in Japan. The involved kidney was functioning on an excretory urogram in the majority of cases reported in the English literature, however, in all cases from Japan the involved kidney was non functioning. These findings further support the newer concept that xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis in childhood exists in focal as well as diffuse forms.
T Yazaki; S Ishikawa; Y Ogawa; S Takahashi; S Nemoto; K Rinsho; S Kanoh; R Kitagawa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of urology     Volume:  127     ISSN:  0022-5347     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Urol.     Publication Date:  1982 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-04-12     Completed Date:  1982-04-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376374     Medline TA:  J Urol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  80-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Hydronephrosis / complications
Pyelonephritis / complications,  diagnosis*,  pathology
Urinary Tract Infections / complications
Xanthogranuloma, Juvenile / complications,  diagnosis*,  pathology

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