Severe Urinary Tract Infection in Men Caused by Enterobacter cloacae


A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a bacterial infection that affects part of the urinary tract. When it affects the lower urinary tract it is known as a simple cystitis (a bladder infection) and when it affects the upper urinary tract it is known as pyelonephritis (a kidney infection). Urinary catheterization increases the risk for urinary tract infections. The risk of an associated infection can be decreased by catheterizing only when necessary, using aseptic technique for insertion, and maintaining unobstructed closed drainage of the catheter. 60 urine samples from male patients suffering from UTI were examined. 25 of them were a catheter samples of urine and 35 of them were asymptomatic, showed Enterobacter cloacae were isolated.