Isolation of Haemophilus influenzae from Urine of an Elderly Male Patient with Carcinoma Bladder-An Under-recognised Pathogen? DD01-DD02
Dr. Jharna Mandal,
Additional Professor, Department of Microbiology, JIPMER, Puducherry-605006, Tamil Nadu, India.
Haemophilus species are rare uropathogens. The incidence and significance of Haemophilus species isolated from the genitourinary tract are not well studied. Here we describe the serendipitous isolation of Haemophilus influenzae in an elderly male, with an underlying urothelial carcinoma of bladder, who presented with Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). This case report further strengthens the cause of inclusion of special medium like chocolate agar in the work up of UTI in selected population.