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Journal of Case Reports
Escherichia hermannii - An Unusual Pathogen Causing Urinary Tract Infection
Ramya Raghavan1, Jharna Mandal1, Channaveerappa Bammigatti2 
Departments of 1Microbiology and 2Medicine, Jawaharlal Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, India.
Corresponding Author:
Dr Jharna Mandal
Email: drjharna@gmail.com
Received: 08-JUL-2018 Accepted: 09-DEC-2018 Published Online: 05-JAN-2019
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17659/01.2019.0001
Background: Escherichia hermannii is a distinct non-pathogenic species within the Escherichia genus. Case Report: The authors hereby report a case of acute pyelonephritis caused by Escherichia hermannii in a 49-year-old lady with diabetes mellitus. Conclusion: Awareness about the organism as a potential cause of pyelonephritis is important as it can be easily mistaken for Escherichia coli.

Keywords : Diabetes Mellitus, Escherichia coli, Intraabdominal Infections, Pyelonephritis, Urinary Tract Infections.
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