Xanthogranulomatous Pyelonephritis in a 2 month Old Infant-Case Report
Menon Narayanankutty Sunilkumar*, Sasikumar**, Narendran Gayathrivarma*, Vadakut KrishnanParvathy*
*Department of Pediatrics, **Department of Paediatric Surgery, Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thrissur, Kerala, India
Abstract

Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis (XGP) is a form of chronic bacterial pyelonephritis characterized by the destruction of renal parenchyma and the presence of granulomas, abscesses and collections of lipid filled macrophages (foam cells). This condition is mainly found in young and middle aged women. Though there are reports regarding its prevalence, its occurrence is very rare in childhood. We present a case of XGP in a 2 months old infant.
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