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Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases

Print version ISSN 1413-8670On-line version ISSN 1678-4391

Abstract

TUğCU, Murat et al. A case of urinary tract infection caused by Raoultella planticola after a urodynamic study. Braz J Infect Dis [online]. 2017, vol.21, n.2, pp.196-198. ISSN 1413-8670.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjid.2016.09.014.

Here we report the case of a patient who developed urinary tract infection after a urodynamic study. The causative agent was Raoultella planticola, a rare opportunistic pathogen that usually invades immunocompromised patients. While a urinary tract infection with R. planticola has been previously described, this is the first report in which an R. planticola infection developed after a urodynamic study. We postulate that the mechanism of infection was direct invasion of the urinary tract from contaminated urodynamic study equipment. Here, we discuss the role played by isotonic solutions in facilitating bacterial reproduction.

Keywords : Urinary tract infection; Raoultella planticola; Urodynamic study; Contamination.

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