Delftia acidovorans Bacteremia Associated with Ascending Urinary Tract Infections Proved by Molecular Method

Shou Kin Kam, Wen Sen Lee, Tsong Yih Ou, Sing On Teng, Fu Len Chen

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A 93-year-old male was hospitalized due to complicated urinary tract infection. Delftia acidovorans was isolated from patient's blood and urine culture. The blood and urine strains were identical and confirmed by pulse field gel electrophoresis. Symptoms resolved after specific antibiotic therapy with intravenous administration with imipenem 500 mg every 6 hours. D acidovorans is an environment microorganism and rarely caused human infections. So far as we know, this is the first report of ascending urinary tract infection associated with D acidovorans bacteremia in Taiwan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-182
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine(Taiwan)
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012



  • Ascending urinary tract infection
  • Bacteriemia
  • Delftia acidovorans

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  • Medicine(all)

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