Acta Med Port 2017 Jun 30;30(6):496-499. Epub 2017 Jun 30.
Unidade Laboratorial Integrada. Departamento de Doenças Infecciosas. Instituto Nacional de Saúde Doutor Ricardo Jorge. Lisboa. Portugal.
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J Infect Chemother 2009 Aug 18;15(4):248-51. Epub 2009 Aug 18.
Department of Critical Care and Emergency Medicine, Shimane Prefectural Central Hospital, 4-1-1 Himebara, Izumo, Shimane, 693-8555, Japan.
Pyogenic liver abscess caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae is an emerging disease worldwide, and we know the serotype K1 strain to be the most virulent strain. We report a Japanese case of septic pyogenic liver abscess caused by K. pneumoniae genetic serotype K1. Read More
J Emerg Med 2011 Nov 7;41(5):e103-5. Epub 2008 Nov 7.
Department of Emergency Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA.
Background: Before the 1980s, Escherichia coli was the most common cause of pyogenic liver abscess, but more recently, Klebsiella pneumoniae has emerged as the most common organism in the United States and Taiwan.
Objective: Our goal is to present a case of K. pneumoniae liver abscess (KLA) and review the risk factors, presenting symptoms, complications, and treatment of this disease that is emerging in North America. Read More
Emerg Infect Dis 2016 Mar;22(3):529-31
We report a case of pyogenic liver abscess caused by community-acquired Klebsiella quasipneumoniae subsp. quasipneumoniae. The infecting isolate had 2 prominent features of hypervirulent K. Read More
Intern Med 2013 15;52(8):919-22. Epub 2013 Apr 15.
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Graduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine, Kyoto University, Japan.
Klebsiella pneumonia usually causes urinary tract infections, pneumonia, and other infectious diseases in hospitalized and immunocompromised patients. Among the types of Klebsiella pneumonia, serotype K1 is known to be a highly virulent pathogen. We herein report the case of a healthy 63-year-old man with a pyogenic liver abscess and bilateral endogenous endophthalmitis caused by serotype K1 Klebsiella pneumonia. Read More