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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2017, Article ID 3848963, 2 pages
Case Report

A Case of Urinary Tract Infection and Severe Sepsis Caused by Kluyvera ascorbata in a 73-Year-Old Female with a Brief Literature Review

Department of Medicine, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Majd Alfreijat; moc.oohay@tajierf_djam

Received 24 January 2017; Revised 3 April 2017; Accepted 6 April 2017; Published 3 May 2017

Academic Editor: Alexandre Rodrigues Marra

Copyright © 2017 Majd Alfreijat. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Infections that are caused by Kluyvera bacteria have been previously reported in the medical literature; however, they seem to be less common. Herein, we report a case of urinary tract infection and severe sepsis caused by Kluyvera ascorbata in a 73-year-old female. We also did a brief literature review of infections caused by this organism in adults.