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Caspian J Intern Med 2015, 6(1): 40-42 Back to browse issues page
Association of staphylococcus cohnii subspecies urealyticum infection with recurrence of renal staghorn stone
Zahra Shahandeh , Hamid Shafi , Farahnaz Sadighian
Associated Professor - Department of Urology, Shahid Behashtiy Hospital, Babol University of medical sciences, Iran. , dr_hamidshafi@yahoo
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Abstract Background: Stphylococcus cohnii is an organism of coagulase negative species which is considered as normal flora. However, it has been isolated from urinary tract infections and surgical prostheses but its relation with staghorn stones has not been reported, yet. Case Presentation: A 50-years-old woman presented with left renal staghorn stone in June 2014. She had bilateral staghorn stones 7 years ago. Staphylococcus cohnii subspecies urealyticum were detected from a removed stone. After 7 years, recurrence staghorn stone in her left kidney was diagnosed and patient underwent another surgery. The patient had several attacks of cystitis during these 7 years. The results of stone and urine cultures revealed staphylococcus cohnii subspecies urealyticum. Conclusion: This case report emphasizes a possible association between staphylococcus cohnii subspecies urealyticum infection and recurrence renal staghhorn stone.
Keywords: staphylococcus cohnii subspecies urealyticum, renal staghhorn stone
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Type of Study: case report | Subject: Nephrology
Received: 2014/07/8 | Accepted: 2014/09/22 | Published: 2014/12/15
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Shahandeh Z, Shafi H, Sadighian F. Association of staphylococcus cohnii subspecies urealyticum infection with recurrence of renal staghorn stone. Caspian J Intern Med. 2015; 6 (1) :40-42
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