Kidney and prostatic abscesses secondary to Burkholderia cepacia: A unique constellation in an HIV-positive male

Zachary W A Klaassen, Young Kwak, Derrick L. Johnston, Jeffrey M. Donohoe, Martha Kennedy Terris

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We report the first case of Burkholderia cepacia infection leading to multiple kidney abscesses and concomitant prostatic abscess in a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive 21-year-old male. The patient initially presented with generalized abdominal pain, and computed tomography (CT) demonstrated left renal microabscesses. A follow-up CT scan demonstrated worsening of the kidney abscesses and a cystic lesion in the right prostate gland suggestive of an abscess. Transrectal ultrasound guided drainage of the abscess was followed by transurethral resection of the prostatic abscess. All clinicians need vigilance and an open-mind when investigating etiologies for infectious disease processes in HIV-positive patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalUroToday International Journal
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 21 2013

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Burkholderia cepacia
Abscess
HIV
Kidney
Burkholderia Infections
Tomography
Abdominal Pain
Communicable Diseases
Prostate
Drainage

Keywords

  • Burkholderia cepacia
  • Granulomatous prostatitis
  • HIV
  • Kidney abscess
  • Prostate abscess

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  • Urology

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Kidney and prostatic abscesses secondary to Burkholderia cepacia : A unique constellation in an HIV-positive male. / Klaassen, Zachary W A; Kwak, Young; Johnston, Derrick L.; Donohoe, Jeffrey M.; Terris, Martha Kennedy.

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