Relapsing Urinary Tract Infection Due to Rectourethral Fistula in a Renal Transplant Recipient

Oruc Koc A., ERSOY A.

TURKISH NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS AND TRANSPLANTATION JOURNAL, vol.24, no.3, pp.321-324, 2015 (ESCI) identifier identifier


Objectives: Urinary tract infection (UTI) is the most common cause of bacterial infection in renal transplant recipients. It occurs frequently in the early period because of the high-dose immunosuppressive agents and urethral catheterizations. Relapsing UTI may lead to graft dysfunction and further evaluations have to be performed for predisposing factors. We report the case of a renal transplant recipient who presented with relapsing bacterial UTI due to a rectourethral fistula.