The Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases The Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Braz J Infect Dis 2017;21:196-8 - Vol. 21 Num.2 DOI: 10.1016/j.bjid.2016.09.014
Case report
A case of urinary tract infection caused by Raoultella planticola after a urodynamic study
Murat Tuğcua,, , Caglar Ruhia, Ali M. Gokceb, Melih Karac, Sebahat Aksarayd
a Haydarpasa Numune Training and Research Hospital, Department of Nephrology, Istanbul, Turkey
b Haydarpasa Numune Training and Research Hospital, Department of Urology, Istanbul, Turkey
c Haydarpasa Numune Training and Research Hospital, Department of General Surgery, Istanbul, Turkey
d Haydarpasa Numune Training and Research Hospital, Department of Microbiology, Istanbul, Turkey
Received 17 June 2016, Accepted 28 September 2016
Abstract

Here we report the case of a patient who developed urinary tract infection after a urodynamic study. The causative agent was Raoultella planticola, a rare opportunistic pathogen that usually invades immunocompromised patients. While a urinary tract infection with R. planticola has been previously described, this is the first report in which an R. planticola infection developed after a urodynamic study. We postulate that the mechanism of infection was direct invasion of the urinary tract from contaminated urodynamic study equipment. Here, we discuss the role played by isotonic solutions in facilitating bacterial reproduction.

Keywords
Urinary tract infection, Raoultella planticola, Urodynamic study, Contamination
Braz J Infect Dis 2017;21:196-8 - Vol. 21 Num.2 DOI: 10.1016/j.bjid.2016.09.014