Infect Chemother.  2016 Jun;48(2):136-139. 10.3947/ic.2016.48.2.136.

Staphylococcus saprophyticus Bacteremia originating from Urinary Tract Infections: A Case Report and Literature Review

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Gyeongsang National University School of Medicine, Jinju, Korea. ttezebae@gmail.com
  • 2Department of Laboratory Medicine, Gyeongsang National University School of Medicine, Jinju, Korea.
  • 3Gyeongsang Institute of Health Sciences, Gyeongsang National University School of Medicine, Jinju, Korea.

Abstract

Staphylococcus saprophyticus is a common pathogen of acute urinary tract infection (UTI) in young females. However, S. saprophyticus bacteremia originating from UTI is very rare and has not been reported in Korea. We report a case of S. saprophyticus bacteremia from UTI in a 60-year-old female with a urinary stone treated successfully with intravenous ciprofloxacin, and review the cases of S. saprophyticus bacteremia reported in the literature. Thus, the microorganism may cause invasive infection and should be considered when S. saprophyticus is isolated from blood cultures in patients with UTI.

Keyword

Staphylococcus saprophyticus; Bacteremia; Urinary Tract Infections; Kidney Calculi

MeSH Terms

Bacteremia*
Ciprofloxacin
Female
Humans
Kidney Calculi
Korea
Middle Aged
Staphylococcus saprophyticus*
Staphylococcus*
Urinary Calculi
Urinary Tract Infections*
Urinary Tract*
Ciprofloxacin
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