Infectious Disease Compendium

Actinobaculum

Microbiology

Small, gram-positive, facultative anaerobic, CO2-requiring coccoid rods, includes Actinobaculum schaalii, A. urinale.

Hard to grow, suspect with a UTI that grows nothing but does not get better on treatment. (PubMed).

Epidemiologic Risks

? normal human flora

Syndromes

UTI in the elderly and the occasional sepsis and abscess (PubMed).

Treatment

Resistant to ciprofloxacin or trimethoprim, treat with ? beta-lactams, such as ampicillin or cephalosporins.

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