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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


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)


Shigella sonnei, Urinary Tract Infection, Urine