Table of Contents
ISRN Gastroenterology
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 597350, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2011/597350
Case Report

Digestive Malacoplakia in Children: Case Report

1Paediatrics Department, Hospital Farhat Hached, 4000 Ibn El Jazzar Street, Sousse, Tunisia
2Laboratory of Anathomopathology, Hospital Farhat Hached, Sousse, Tunisia
3Cabinet Gastroenterology, Street Léopold Senghor, Sousse, Tunisia
4Paediatrics Department, Hospital Sahloul, Sousse, Tunisia

Received 23 November 2010; Accepted 15 December 2010

Academic Editors: T. Joh and J. F. Mayberry

Copyright © 2011 J. Bouguila et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Malacoplakia is a form of chronic granulomatous inflammatory reaction that rarely affects the pediatric age group. The gastrointestinal system is the second most common site for the occurrence of malacoplakia. We report the case of a 9-year-old girl who was hospitalized for abdominal pain, chronic diarrhea, and rectal hemorrhage. The endoscopic examinations and histopathology confirmed the diagnosis of intestinal malacoplakia. We successfully treated her with oral levofloxacin. This disease does not have any specific clinical or biological signs, and the diagnosis is exclusively based on histology.