A case of cephalothin-associated urolithiasis
Ivan WM Lim1, Peter JO Stride1,2, Robert L Horvath3
1Department of Medicine, Redcliffe Hospital, Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia; 2University of Queensland School of Medicine, Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia; 3Infectious Diseases Department, Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Abstract: We present a case of osteomyelitis requiring prolonged intravenous cephalothin complicated by symptomatic calcium oxalate urocalculi formation. Patients on long-term ß-lactam antibiotics with lower urinary tract symptoms may have urolithiasis rather than a urinary tract infection.
Keywords: urolithiasis, urinary tract infection, cephalothin
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