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Urinary Actinomyces infection with a urachal remnant


Urinary Gram staining is helpful in patients with complicated urinary retention, such as prolonged urinary retention and coexisting ureteral retention disease. If gram-positive rods are observed on urine Gram staining in a patient with urinary tract infection, an anaerobic culture of the urine may be helpful for early diagnosis and treatment of Actinomyces infection.

  • Urinary tract infections
  • General practice / family medicine
  • Infectious diseases
  • Medical education

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