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J Miss State Med Assoc. 2001 Mar;42(3):67-70.

Pyogenic liver abscesses due to Klebsiella pneumoniae in a diabetic patient.

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Division of Digestive Diseases, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39216, USA.


Pyogenic liver abscess due to Klebsiella pneumoniae is a rare clinical entity. It has emerged as an important infection complication in diabetics and its incidence in diabetics without intraabdominal or biliary tract infections is increasing. We present herein a case of multiple pyogenic liver abscesses due to K. pneumoniae in a diabetic patient and discuss clinical course, treatment and possible reasons for association between K. pneumoniae liver abscess and diabetes.

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