Author(s): Awadhesh Kumar, Chinmoy Sahu, Aarti Negi, Vijay Bahadur Yadav, Kashi Nath Prasad.
Burkholderia cepacia organisms are typically found in water and soil and can survive for prolonged periods in moist environments. They usually cause nosocomial infections in immunocompromised patient s. They are resistant to multiple antibiotics. Rarely they can cause urinary tract infection in immunocompromised patients. In our case, a 13 year old boy presented with features of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). He was diagnosed to have posterior urethral valve and operated. After 1 week of discharge, he came again with features of UTI. Culture urine revealed growth of Burkholderia cepacia. It was only sensitive to Ceftazidime. He was given IV ceftazidime. He recovered and discharged. This organism should be suspected when UTI is seen in male patients with obstructive features.