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Volume 48, Number 3, June 2015

Malakoplakia in a patient with complicated urinary tract infection caused by extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli 

Wen-Sen Lee, Wei-Yu Chen, Tsong-Yih Ou, Fu-Lun Chen, Yung-Wei Lin

Received: May 18, 2015    Revised: May 18, 2015    Accepted: May 18, 2015   


Corresponding author:

Yung-Wei Lin
Corresponding author. Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Wan Fang Medical Center, Taipei Medical University, Taipei 116, TaiwanWith great interest, we read the article by Pacheco et al1 in the Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection, which reported that multidrug-resistant, extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli is an important pathogen in nosocomial urinary tract infection, causing great concern in therapeutic failure. Here, we report a patient who was diagnosed with complicated urinary tract infection caused by ESBL-producing E. coli and complicating obstructive uropathy by malakoplakia.