Primary Klebsiella pneumoniae Liver Abscess with Metastatic Spread to Lung and Eye, a North-European Case Report of an Emerging Syndrome
Sara K Sobirk1, *, Carsten Struve2, Sanda G Jacobsson3
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2010
First Page: 5
Last Page: 7
Publisher ID: TOMICROJ-4-5
Article History:Received Date: 29/1/2010
Revision Received Date: 8/2/2010
Acceptance Date: 10/2/2010
Electronic publication date: 16/3/2010
Collection year: 2010
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A syndrome of community acquired liver abscess caused by highly virulent hypermucoviscous, rmpA positive Klebsiella pneumoniae strains occurs with high incidence in Asia. We here report a case complicated by metastatic infection, to our knowledge, the first one described in Northern Europe. This and other recently reported cases indicate the emergence of this severe syndrome outside of Asia.