Turkish Journal of Nephrology
Case Report

Urinary Tract Infection Caused by Hafnia alvei in a Healthy Child

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Department of Pediatric Nephrology, University of Health Sciences Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, İzmir, Turkey

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Department of Clinic Microbiology, University of Health Sciences Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, İzmir, Turkey

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Department of Pediatric Nephrology and Rheumatology, Katip Çelebi University School of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey

Turkish J Nephrol 2020; 29: 250-252
DOI: 10.5152/turkjnephrol.2020.3857
Read: 44 Downloads: 32 Published: 23 June 2020

Hafnia alvei is a rare bacterium that is generally reported to be an opportunistic infectious agent in adults. There are a limited number of identified pediatric cases in the literature. This article reports H. alvei as the causative agent of urinary tract infection in a healthy 8-year-old girl with no underlying disease. The patient recovered with a 10-day oral trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole treatment. The aim of this study was to review the characteristics of this rare microorganism, as a causative agent of urinary tract infection, for clinicians.

Cite this article as: Alaygut D, Bayram A, Soyaltın E, Alparslan C, Arslansoyu Çamlar S, Mutlubaş F, et al. Urinary Tract Infection Caused by Hafnia alvei in a Healthy Child. Turk J Nephrol 2020; 29(3): 250-2.

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