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Am J Med Sci. 2016 Mar;351(3):297-304. doi: 10.1016/j.amjms.2015.12.018.

Klebsiella pneumoniae Liver Abscess: An Emerging Disease.

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1
Division of Infectious Diseases, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York. Electronic address: fazilit@upstate.edu.
2
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York.
3
the Division of Microbiology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology (DK), SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York.

Abstract

Most of the cases of Klebsiella pneumoniae liver abscess reported early on were from Asia, predominantly Taiwan, with a significant number of patients being middle aged diabetic men, and developing metastatic complications, especially endophthalmitis. The entity is now being increasingly recognized in the United States. In this article, the authors review those reported cases, and also the literature regarding the pathophysiology of this intriguing syndrome.

KEYWORDS:

Emerging disease; Hyperviscous phenotype; Klebsiella pneumoniae; Liver abscess; United States

PMID:
26992260
DOI:
10.1016/j.amjms.2015.12.018
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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