Malacoplakia : case report in tongue and review of the literature
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Álvarez Gómez, Gloria Jeanethe; Marín Botero, ML.; Henao Calle, Cecilia Amparo; Duque Serna, Francisco Levy
This document is a artículo publicadoDate2008

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Malakoplakia is a relatively uncommon chronic inflammatory reaction of unknown etiology. It usually affects the genitourinary tract but may rarely involve the tongue. There are many theories that explain this reaction but it seems to be the answer to an infectious agent in a patient with immunologic deficiency. Microscopically, malakoplakia is characterized by the presence of foamy histiocytes with distinctive basophilic inclusions, which are known as MichaelisGutmann bodies due to a partially ingested bacteria and their posterior calcification. There are many alternatives to treat this entity. We report the only case diagnosed in the tongue, in a 15 years-old male in the Maxillofacial Surgery and Stomatology Service of the Hospital San Vicente de Paúl in Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia.

    Álvarez Gómez, Gloria Jeanethe ; Marín Botero, ML. ; Henao Calle, Cecilia Amparo ; Duque Serna, Francisco Levy. Malacoplakia : case report in tongue and review of the literature. En: Medicina oral, patología oral y cirugía bucal. Ed. inglesa, 13 6 2008: 5-

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