Encrusted cystitis in an immunocompromised patient: Possible coinfection by Corynebacterium urealyticum and E. coli

M. Penta, D. Fioriti, A. Chinazzi, V. Pietropaolo, M. P. Conte, S. Schippa, M. Tecca, V. Gentile, C. De Dominicis, F. Chiarini

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Abstract

Encrusted cystitis is a severe chronic inflammatory disease of the bladder characterized by excessively alkaline urine and calcifications within the bladder wall. A case of a 60 year-old man affected by systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), which developed encrusted cystitis due to Corynebacterium urealyticum with E. coli coinfection, shows that the treatment of encrusted cystitis with a endoscopic debulking of the encrusted stones and an antimicrobial therapy specific for C. urealyticum often is not sufficient for the complete resolution of symptoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-244
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology
Volume19
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2006

Keywords

  • Bladder
  • Coinfection
  • Corynebacterium urealyticum
  • E. coli
  • Encrusted cystitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology

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    Penta, M., Fioriti, D., Chinazzi, A., Pietropaolo, V., Conte, M. P., Schippa, S., Tecca, M., Gentile, V., De Dominicis, C., & Chiarini, F. (2006). Encrusted cystitis in an immunocompromised patient: Possible coinfection by Corynebacterium urealyticum and E. coli. International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology, 19(1), 241-244.