First Case of Liver Abscess in Scandinavia Due to the International Hypervirulent Klebsiella Pneumoniae Clone ST23
Svend Gundestrup 1, Carsten Struve 2, 3, Steen G. Stahlhut 2, Dennis SchrØder Hansen 4, *
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2014
First Page: 22
Last Page: 24
Publisher ID: TOMICROJ-8-22
Article History:Received Date: 24/11/2013
Revision Received Date: 18/12/2013
Acceptance Date: 18/12/2013
Electronic publication date: 7/3/2014
Collection year: 2014
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This is the first case report from Scandinavia of a pyogenic liver abscess caused by a Klebsiella pneumoniae isolate belonging to the international hyper virulent clone ST23. The patient, an 85-year old Caucasian, had no history of foreign travel or any classical predisposing factors for infection. The isolate was hypermucoviscous of capsular serotype K1 and carried the virulence factors aerobactin, allS, kfu and rmpA.