A rare case of Raoultella planticola urinary tract infection in an immunocompromised patient with multiple myeloma

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Introduction Raoultella planticola is a gram-negative rod associated with soil and aquatic environments that has rarely been associated with human infections. Presentation of case We present the case of a 73 year old female with multiple myeloma and recurrent Clostridium difficile infection who was found to have a urinary tract infection with Raoultella planticola, which has only been reported to cause 29 cases of human infections and 2 cases of urinary tract infections. Discussion and conclusion Our case and literature review suggest that immunocompromised patients are predisposed to developing Raoultella planticola infection, and that this is a potential emerging pathogen.

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Skelton, W. P., Taylor, Z., & Hsu, J. (2017). A rare case of Raoultella planticola urinary tract infection in an immunocompromised patient with multiple myeloma. IDCases, 8, 9–11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.idcr.2017.02.002

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