Actinotignum schaalii and aerococcus urinae as etiology of infected kidney cyst: A diagnostic challenge

Veronika Vorobieva Solholm Jensen*, Rimtas Dargis, Xiaohui Chen Nielsen, Lothar Wiese, Jens Jørgen Christensen

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Abstract

The case presented here illustrates a sometimes complex disease presentation where interdisciplinary teamwork is essential. A 74-years-old woman with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary lung disease and a composite graft aortic valve implant was admitted to hospital with an episode of acute lower back pain combined with long-term fever. The final diagnoses of a left-sided, infected and radiologically evident kidney cyst caused by the urinary tract pathogens Actinotignum schaalii and Aerococcus urinae was established by the use of partial 16S/18S rRNA gene sequence analysis on kidney cyst drainage material taken after four weeks of relevant antibiotic therapy.

Original languageEnglish
JournalOpen Microbiology Journal
Volume14
Pages (from-to)247-251
ISSN1874-2858
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23. Oct 2020

Keywords

  • Actinotignum schaalii
  • Aerococcus urinae
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary lung disease
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hypertension
  • Kidney cyst
  • Osteoporosis
  • Partial 16S/18S rRNA gene sequence analysis

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