An elderly female patient with an uncomplicated urinary tract infection from Salmonella newport is presented.
Radiological and laboratory studies were performed because of her systemic and exposure risk factors as well as prior urinary tract abnormalities. While this patient was successfully treated as an outpatient with oral antibiotics, complications and recurrence are common and deserve close follow-up with repeat urine cultures at a minimum. Further laboratory and radiological testing should be guided by patient gender, risk factors and recurrence.
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Department of Family Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA; Department of Family Medicine Residency, Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA.
Reference: BMJ Case Rep. 2014 Sep 5;2014. pii: bcr2014204552.