Investigation of the presence of Capnophilic bacteria in routine urine cultures

AbstractCapnophilicEscherichia coli (CEC) strains are rarely isolated from urinary tract infections (UTIs). The purpose of this research was to look into the incidence and traits of the CEC strains that cause UTIs. Nine (0.11%) epidemiologically unrelated CEC isolates with varying antibiotic susceptibility patterns were identified from patients with various co-morbidities after the evaluation of 8500 urine samples. Three of these strains belonged to the O25b-ST131 clone, and none of them possessed the yadF gene. Due to adverse incubation conditions, CEC isolation is difficult. Although rare, capnophilic incubation of urine cultures may be considered particularly for patients with underlying predisposing conditions.
Source: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research