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Clin Case Rep. 2014 Aug;2(4):122-7. doi: 10.1002/ccr3.77. Epub 2014 May 25.

Emerging K1 serotype Klebsiella pneumoniae primary liver abscess: three cases presenting to a single university hospital in Norway.

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1
Department of Infectious Diseases, Akershus University Hospital Akershus, Norway ; Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo Oslo, Norway.
2
Department of Microbiology, Akershus University Hospital Akershus, Norway.
3
Department of Microbiology and Infection Control, Statens Serum Institut Copenhagen, Denmark.
4
Department of Microbiology and Infection Control, Statens Serum Institut Copenhagen, Denmark ; WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Escherichia and Klebsiella, Statens Serum Institut Copenhagen, Denmark.

Abstract

Community-acquired Klebsiella pneumoniae primary liver abscess (KLA) has been emerging worldwide over the past two decades and with high incidence in Asia. The presence of specific virulence characteristics is a risk factor for a syndrome with metastatic complications. This report signals an increasing emergence in Northern Europe.

KEYWORDS:

Community-acquired infections; K1; Klebsiella pneumoniae; liver abscess

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