An unusual urinary tract infection caused by Vibrio fluvialis

  • Jinan Usta American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
  • George Araj American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Rim Taleb Beirut Arab University, Beirut, Lebanon
Keywords: Vibrio fluvialis, Urinary tract Infections, Vibrio species

Abstract

We describe an unusual case of a urinary tract infection (UTI) in a 52-year-old woman caused by Vibrio fluvialis. To our knowledge, this is the first report of this organism causing such an infection. The source of the organism could be the highly contaminated water she is using at home.

Author Biographies

Jinan Usta, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the American University of Beirut Medical Center, Department of Family Medicine, Beirut, Lebanon

George Araj, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon

Professor and Director of Clinical Microbiology at the American University of Beirut Medical Center, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Beirut, Lebanon.

Published
2018-08-31
How to Cite
1.
Usta J, Araj G, Taleb R (2018) An unusual urinary tract infection caused by Vibrio fluvialis. J Infect Dev Ctries 12:673-675. doi: https://doi.org/10.3855/jidc.9709
Section
Case Reports