Intestinal Malakoplakia in Childhood: Case Report and Review of Literature
AbstractWe report the clinical and pathologic features of primary intestinal malakoplakia in a 14-year-old boy. The transmural involvement of small bowel, chronicity of the disease, and development of fistulas simulated chronic inflammatory bowel disease, specifically Crohn's disease. The diagnosis of malakoplakia was only possible by tissue biopsy. The clinical and pathologic differential diagnosis is briefly reviewed.