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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2018, Article ID 7520527, 5 pages
Case Report

Urinary Catheter Colonization by Multidrug-Resistant Cedecea neteri in Patient with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

1School of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC 27506, USA
2Cape Fear Valley Health System, Fayetteville, NC 28304, USA
3Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC 27506, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Dorothea K. Thompson; ude.llebpmac@nospmohtd

Received 20 April 2018; Accepted 14 June 2018; Published 11 July 2018

Academic Editor: Alexandre R. Marra

Copyright © 2018 Peter S. Ginn et al. 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.


Cedecea neteri, a member of the Enterobacteriaceae family, has only been identified as a human pathogen in a few previous clinical cases, thus complicating assessment of this organism’s pathogenicity and medical relevance. Documented infections attributed to C. neteri primarily involved bacteremia in severely immunocompromised patients. We report a rare case of urinary catheter colonization by a multidrug-resistant C. neteri strain in a patient of advanced age with benign prostatic hyperplasia and other chronic comorbidities. This C. neteri isolate was resistant or intermediate to second-generation cephalosporins, penicillins, and certain β-lactamase inhibitor/β-lactam combinations. Analysis of whole genome sequence information for a representative C. neteri strain indicated the presence of multiple open reading frames with sequence similarity to β-lactamases, including a chromosome-encoded AmpC β-lactamase and metallo-β-lactamases, consistent with the resistance phenotype of this bacterium. The presence of an AmpR homolog suggests that the C. neteriampC may be inducible in response to β-lactam exposure. Molecular insights into antibiotic resistance traits of this emerging opportunistic pathogen will be important for administering adequate antibiotic treatment to ensure favorable patient outcomes.