Pyelonephritis Caused by Actinobaculum schaalii in a Child with Pyeloureteral Junction Obstruction

  • D. Pajkrt
  • A. M. Simoons-Smit
  • P. H. M. Savelkoul
  • J. van den Hoek
  • W. W. M. Hack
  • A. M. van Furth
Concise Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10096-003-0933-3

Cite this article as:
Pajkrt, D., Simoons-Smit, A.M., Savelkoul, P.H.M. et al. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis (2003) 22: 438. doi:10.1007/s10096-003-0933-3

Abstract

Reported here is the case of a 5-year old boy with a pyeloureteral junction (PUJ) obstruction and pyelonephritis caused by Actinobaculum schaalii, an Actinomyces-like organism. Pyelonephritis or any other urinary tract infection caused by Actinobaculum schaalii has not been described in children before. The patient responded well to pyeloplasty in combination with antibiotic treatment.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Pajkrt
    • 1
  • A. M. Simoons-Smit
    • 3
  • P. H. M. Savelkoul
    • 3
  • J. van den Hoek
    • 4
  • W. W. M. Hack
    • 5
  • A. M. van Furth
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PaediatricsAcademic Medical CenterAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of PaediatricsFree University Medical CenterAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of Medical Microbiology and Infection ControlFree University Medical CenterAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Department of UrologyFree University Medical CenterAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  5. 5.Department of PaediatricsMedical Centre AlkmaarAlkmaarThe Netherlands

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