Staphylococcus epidermidis as a cause of urinary tract infections in children

J Pediatr. 1994 Mar;124(3):437-8. doi: 10.1016/s0022-3476(94)70370-1.


We describe two otherwise healthy children with pyelonephritis caused by Staphylococcus epidermidis. We conclude that S. epidermidis can be a urinary tract pathogen in children without indwelling catheters or other obvious medical problems. Physicians should not automatically assume that S. epidermidis is a contaminant in urine cultures.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pyelonephritis / microbiology
  • Staphylococcal Infections* / microbiology
  • Staphylococcus epidermidis* / isolation & purification
  • Urinary Tract Infections / microbiology*
  • Urine / microbiology