Kluyvera cryocrescens presenting as a complicated urinary tract infection: Case report and literature review

Shira R. Saul, Rong Chen, Pengbo Jiang, Meredith Schade, Michael Jaker

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Abstract

Kluyvera cryocrescens, most commonly isolated from the environment and initially thought to be a saprophytic microorganism, has emerged as a virulent pathogen. Kluyvera, identified in 1981 as member of the Enterobacteriaceae family, are catalase-positive, oxidase-negative, gram-negative rods. Over the years, numerous case reports have been published with clinically significant Kluyvera infections, most being K ascorbata. To date, there are approximately 10 case reports of K cryocrescens, only 2 of which are urinary tract infections. We report the third case of K cryocrescens urinary tract infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e50-e51
JournalInfectious Diseases in Clinical Practice
Volume22
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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