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Kluyvera cryocrescens Presenting as a Complicated Urinary Tract Infection: Case Report and Literature Review

Saul, Shira R. MD*; Chen, Rong BS; Jiang, Pengbo BA; Schade, Meredith MD; Jaker, Michael MD*

Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice: July 2014 - Volume 22 - Issue 4 - p e50–e51
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e3182a01f35
Case Reports

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.

From the *Department of Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey–New Jersey Medical School, †University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey–New Jersey Medical School and ‡Department of Infectious Disease, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey–New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ.

Correspondence to: Shira R. Saul, MD, Department of Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey–New Jersey Medical School, 150 Bergen St, UH I-248, Newark, NJ 07103. E-mail: saulsh@umdnj.edu.

The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.

© 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.