Aerococcus urinae: severe and fatal bloodstream infections and endocarditis

Margriet F C de Jong*, Robin Soetekouw, Reinier W ten Kate, Dick Veenendaal

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Aerococcus urinae is a pathogen that rarely causes severe or fatal infections. We describe four cases of severe A. urinae bloodstream infections. All patients had underlying urologic conditions. Urine cultures, however, were negative.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3445-3447
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept-2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Aerococcus/isolation & purification
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents/pharmacology
  • Bacteremia/diagnosis
  • Endocarditis, Bacterial/diagnosis
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections/diagnosis
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Microbial Sensitivity Tests
  • Urinary Tract Infections/complications

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