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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e3182a01f35
Case Reports

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*

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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.

© 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

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