Urinary tract infection by Corynebacterium urealyticum - Look twice

Sushma Krishna, K. Rajani, Indira Bairy, K. L. Shobha

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1646-1647
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Biochemistry


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