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Acute Pyelonephritis Caused by Aerococcus urinae in a 12-Year-Old Boy

Murray, Thomas S. MD, PhD‡*; Muldrew, Kenneth L. MD‡*; Finkelstein, Robert MD; Hampton, Lee MD; Edberg, Stephen C. PhD*; Cappello, Michael MD

The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal: August 2008 - Volume 27 - Issue 8 - p 760-762
doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e318170af46
Brief Reports

Aerococcus urinae are Gram-positive cocci that cause urinary tract infections in adults with underlying genitourinary (GU) tract disease. We report a case of pyelonephritis caused by A. urinae in a 12-year-old boy with a history of pyeloplasty and GU reflux.

From the *Departments of Laboratory Medicine and †Pediatrics, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.

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Accepted for publication February 26, 2008.

‡Both authors contributed equally to this work.

Address for correspondence: Thomas Murray, MD, PhD, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520. E-mail:

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