Renal abscess due to community-acquired extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing escherichia coli in a 15-year-old girl

Daniela Hochreiter, Jen Jar Lin, Jasmeet Singh, Avinash K. Shetty

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Infections caused by community-acquired (CA) extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae are an increasing public health concern. We report a 15-year-old girl with a history of recurrent urinary tract infections who developed a right renal abscess. Percutaneous abscess drainage and subsequent microbiological culture revealed CA-ESBL Escherichia coli. To our knowledge, this is the first reported pediatric case of CA-ESBL E coli renal abscess complicating urinary tract infection. Establishing a definitive diagnosis of ESBL E coli renal abscess may necessitate obtaining a microbiological culture via surgical specimen, especially in children with apparent risk factors for the selection of ESBL-producing organisms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1480-1482
Number of pages3
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2015
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Urology

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