Infection

, Volume 41, Issue 1, pp 259–261

A novel case of Raoultella planticola urinary tract infection

Case Report

Abstract

Raoultella species are Gram-negative, non-motile bacilli primarily considered to be environmental bacteria (Bagley et al.; Curr Microbiol 6:105–109, 1981). R. planticola has rarely been documented as a cause of human infections and has never been reported to cause urinary tract infections. We report the first case of R. planticola cystitis.

Keywords

Raoultella planticola Klebsiella planticola Urinary tract infection Infection 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Internal MedicineRaymond G Murphy VA Medical CenterAlbuquerqueUSA
  2. 2.Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious DiseaseUniversity of New Mexico Medical CenterAlbuquerqueUSA
  3. 3.Department of Internal MedicineUniversity of New Mexico Medical CenterAlbuquerqueUSA

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