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Encrusted Cystitis

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When cystitis is caused by urea-splitting gram negative bacteria, it leads to alkalinization of the urine and deposition of calcium salts on the injured urothelial mucosa - a condition referred to as encrusted cystitis. The image shows purplish calcium salts and chronic inflammatory infiltrate in the lamina propria.

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