Staphylococcus epidermidis Urinary Tract Infection in an Infant

Case Rep Infect Dis. 2012;2012:983153. doi: 10.1155/2012/983153. Epub 2012 Aug 9.


We describe the case of a previously healthy 7-month-old male infant with urinary tract infection due to Staphylococcus epidermidis grown from two separate urine cultures. Further evaluation showed severe bilateral vesicoureteral reflux. Physicians should not assume that S. epidermidis is always a contaminant in urine cultures.