A case of urinary tract infection caused by Raoultella planticola after a urodynamic study

Tugcu M., Ruhi C., Gokce A. M., Kara M., Aksaray S.

BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol.21, no.2, pp.196-198, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.bjid.2016.09.014
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.196-198
  • Keywords: Urinary tract infection, Raoultella planticola, Urodynamic study, Contamination, KLEBSIELLA
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: No


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. (C) 2017 Sociedade Brasileira de Infectologia. Published by Elsevier Editora Ltda.