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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2012, Article ID 468516, 2 pages
Case Report

Actinobaculum schaalii: An Emerging Uropathogen?

1Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 2B5
2Department of Urologic Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada V5Z 1M9

Received 20 December 2011; Accepted 26 February 2012

Academic Editors: R. Colgan, S. J. Hong, and M. Saito

Copyright © 2012 Peyman Tavassoli 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.


A. schaalii is a rare uropathogen. We report urosepsis with Actinobaculum schaalii detected serendipitously in blood and urine culture in a 79-year-old with urinary tract obstruction. This paper illuminates the flaws in our current system in detecting A. schaalii and raises awareness among clinicians and laboratory teams.