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Volume 21, Number 7—July 2015

Oligella ureolytica Bacteremia in Elderly Woman, United States

Tristan SimmonsComments to Author , Eryn Fennelly, and David Loughran
Author affiliations: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Documented cases of pathogenic Oligella ureolytica infection*

Year Patient age, y Patient sex Location Culture source Concurrent conditions Urinary disorder Reference†
2014 30 M India Blood Metastatic lung adenocarcinoma Urinary incontinence (3)
2013 Newborn F Turkey Blood None Maternal urine exposure during delivery? (4)
2013 89 M United States Urine Adenocarcinoma of prostate High post void residual (5)
1996 49 F Canada Neck lymph node Non-Hodgkin lymphoma None (6)
1993 40 M United States Blood AIDS, sacral ulcer, diarrhea None (7)

*Some published cases that were believed to be contamination or for which the organisms did not fit the laboratory profile of O. ureolytica were excluded.
†Antimicrobial drug sensitivity has varied among reports; some resistant organisms have been encountered (38).

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