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A case of cephalothin-associated urolithiasis

Authors Lim IW, Stride P, Horvath RL

Published 28 February 2011 Volume 2011:3 Pages 1—3


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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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