Small, gram-positive, facultative anaerobic, CO2-requiring coccoid rods, includes A. schaalii, A. massiliense, and A. urinale. A. suis in pigs.
Hard to grow, suspect with a UTI that grows nothing but does not get better on treatment. (PubMed).
Normal human GU flora
SyndromesUTI in the elderly (PubMed) and the occasional sepsis (PubMed) and abscess (PubMed).
Resistant to ciprofloxacin or trimethoprim, treat with ? beta-lactams, such as ampicillin or cephalosporins.
Last update: 05/05/18