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Pseudomonas aeruginosa as a Cause for Urinary Tract Infection in Children with No Predisposing Factors

Jithin C Shaji, Remesh Kumar

Keywords : Case report, Children, Community acquired, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Risk factors, Urinary tract infection

Citation Information : Shaji JC, Kumar R. Pseudomonas aeruginosa as a Cause for Urinary Tract Infection in Children with No Predisposing Factors. Pediatr Inf Dis 2021; 3 (3):119-120.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10081-1292

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 25-01-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Pseudomonas is considered to be an unusual organism in urinary tract infections. Most of the time, predisposing factors are present, which makes its colonization easier. In our case report, we conclude the possibility of asymptomatic colonization of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in urine even without any risk factors for its growth. So far, Pseudomonas urinary infection has been associated in children with urologic abnormalities or those who were hospitalized or catheterized or used any prior antibiotics. Following this case report, clinicians should note its unusual occurrence without any causative factors.

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