Revista argentina de microbiología
versión impresa ISSN 0325-7541
LEITE, A. et al. Aerococcus viridans urinary tract infection in a pediatric patient with secondary pseudohypoaldosteronism. Rev. argent. microbiol. [online]. 2010, vol.42, n.4, pp. 269-270. ISSN 0325-7541.
Aerococcus viridans is a catalase-negative gram-positive bacterium rarely found as human pathogen. Some cases of urinary tract infection (UTI) have been described in immunocompromised adults. In this article we describe a UTI case caused by this agent in a child with severe obstructive uropathy, clinically presented with secondary pseudohypoaldosteronism (SPHA). Although A. viridans is rarely associated with child infection, it can be responsible for life threatening conditions/ situations. To our knowledge, A. viridans UTI has never been reported in pediatric patients.
Palabras clave : Aerococcus viridans; Pediatric; Urinary tract infection; Secondary pseudohypoaldosteronism.