Renal abscess caused by a Providencia stuartii isolate biochemically misidentified as Pasteurella

Robin R. Chamberland, Erin McElvania TeKippe, Carey Ann D Burnham, Donald J. Kennedy

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Providencia stuartii is associated with urinary tract infection (UTI) in catheterized patients. Here we report an abscess containing P. stuartii in a patient with a history of UTI, renal stones, and stent placement. This organism was identified by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry and 16S rRNA gene sequencing following biochemical identification as Pasteurella.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2775-2777
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2013


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  • Microbiology (medical)

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