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Asymptomatic Urinary Tract Infection Caused by Shigella sonnei

Case report

Annals of Clinical Microbiology (Ann Clin Microbiol) 2002 December Volume 5, Issue 2, pages 137-138.

Asymptomatic Urinary Tract Infection Caused by Shigella sonnei

Nam Yong Lee

Department of Clinical Pathology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

Abstract

Shigella species usually produce self-limited gastrointestinal infections that rarely result in extraintestinal complications. Urirary tract infections (UTI) due to Shigella species are rare and Shigella sonnei UTI are particularly unusual. I report a case of asymptomatic UTI due to S. sonnei which was isolated from urine of a 56-year-old female complaining of fever, diarrhea and abdominal pain. S. sonnei was also isolated from stool of the patient. Shigella UTIs are reviewed. (Korean J Clin Microbiol 2002;5:137-138)

Keywords

Shigella sonnei, Urinary Tract Infection, Urine