Urinary Tract Infection by Corynebacterium Urealyticum – Look Twice

Krishna, Sushma and Rajani, K and Bairy, Indira and Shobha, KL (2011) Urinary Tract Infection by Corynebacterium Urealyticum – Look Twice. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 5 (8). pp. 1646-1647.

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Abstract

Corynebacterium urealyticum though rare, is known to cause alkaline-encrusted urinary tract infections and struvite calculi. Identification of the bacilli and administration of the right antibiotic therapy is important in preventing persisting infections and complications. This report describes one of the rare cases which was encountered on routine urine culture of a long term catheterized patient following a road traffic accident. This case highlights the importance of the proper identification of gram positive bacilli and suggests that they may not be disregarded as urinary contaminants.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Maleka
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Microbiology
Depositing User: KMC EPrints Administrator
Date Deposited: 30 Dec 2011 07:08
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2011 07:08
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/2030

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