Recurrent urinary tract infection by Burkholderia cepacia in a live related renal transplant recipient

Mohammad Zeeshan, Tahir Aziz, Farah Naqvi

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Abstract

Burkholderia cepacia is high virulent organism usually causing lower respiratory tract infections especially in Cystic fibrosis (CF) patients and post lung transplant. Urinary tract infections with Burkholderia cepacia have been associated after bladder irrigation or use of contaminated hospital objects. Post renal transplant urinary tract infection (UTI) is the most common infectious complications. Recurrent urinary tract infection with Burkholderia cepacia is a rare finding. Complete anatomical evaluation is essential in case recurrent urinary tract infections (UTI) after renal transplant. Vesico-ureteric reflux (VUR) and neurogenic urinary bladder was found to be important risk factors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)496-498
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Volume62
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Burkholderia cepacia
  • Renal transplant
  • Urinary tract infection

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