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A Journal on Pediatrics, Neonatology, Adolescent Medicine,
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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Online ISSN 1827-1715


Minerva Pediatrica 2008 December;60(6):1451-4


Urinary tract infection caused by Kluyvera ascorbata in a child: case report and review of the kluyvera infections in children

Ruffini E. 1, Pace F. 1, Carlucci M. 1, De Conciliis E. 1, Staffolani P. 2, Carlucci A. 1

1 Department of Pediatrics C. e G. Mazzoni Hospital, Ascoli Piceno, Italy
2 Department of Microbiology C. e G. Mazzoni Hospital, Ascoli Piceno, Italy

Kluyvera species are described infrequently in association with clinically significant infections, and infections caused by these gram negative rods are rare in children. The spectrum of disease due to Kluyvera infection in children includes urinary tract infections, enteritis, soft tissue infections, sepsis, central venous catheter infections and peritonitis. The authors report a case of Kluyvera ascorbata urinary tract infection in a 3-month-old female baby, and they review the literature on Kluyvera infections in children.

language: English


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