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Actinotignum schaalii Infection: A Clandestine Cause of Sterile Pyuria?

  • Author(s): Horton, Lucy E;
  • Mehta, Sanjay R;
  • Aganovic, Lejla;
  • Fierer, Joshua
  • et al.

Actinotignum schaalii is an underappreciated cause of urinary tract infections (UTIs) in older adults. The diagnosis may be missed due to difficulty isolating and identifying the organism. Complications can result because the organism is intrinsically resistant to 2 commonly used drugs to treat UTI, as illustrated by this case.

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