Journal article

Malakoplakia in the urinary bladder of a kitten

C Bayley, R Slocombe, L Tatarczuch

JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE PATHOLOGY | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2008

Abstract

Malakoplakia is a form of chronic granulomatous inflammation that in humans most commonly affects the urinary bladder of middle-aged women. Naturally occurring malakoplakia is rare in animals, having been described twice in the pig only. An 8-week-old kitten was diagnosed with malakoplakia of the urinary bladder after a 3-week history of dysuria. Post-mortem examination revealed a markedly enlarged bladder with a diffusely nodular mucosal surface. Microscopically, there was diffuse submucosal infiltration by histiocytes stained positively by periodic acid Schiff (PAS) and described in the human condition as "von Hansemann cells". Intracellular and extracellular "Michaelis-Gutman" inclusion b..

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