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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 85-86

Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis: An uncommon entity with review of literature


1 Department of Pathology, Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial Medical College, Meerut; Department of Pathology, Teerthanker Mahaveer Medical College and Research Center, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, Subharti Medical College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Urology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
4 Department of General Surgery, Mayo Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
5 Department of Pathology, Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial Medical College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Dr. Monika Rathi
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DOI: 10.4103/2348-3334.149358

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Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis (XGP) is an uncommon entity affecting predominantly females between the ages 45-55 years. The disease is usually associated with urinary tract infection and the patient presents with flank pain, dysuria and fever. It has to be differentiated from various benign and malignant conditions including tuberculosis (TB) and renal cell carcinoma. Surgery is the definitive treatment of choice. Hereby, a case of 45-year-old, hypertensive female, who presented with uncommon condition is being reported.


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