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Xanthogranulomatous Pyelonephritis in a 2 month Old Infant-Case Report
Menon Narayanankutty Sunilkumar1, Sasikumar2, Narendran Gayathrivarma1, Vadakut KrishnanParvathy1.
1Department of Pediatrics, Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thrissur, Kerala, India,
2Department of Paediatric Surgery, Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thrissur, Kerala, India.
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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