Emerging K1 serotype Klebsiella pneumoniae primary liver abscess: three cases presenting to a single university hospital in Norway
Article first published online: 25 MAY 2014
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Clinical Case Reports
Volume 2, Issue 4, pages 122–127, August 2014
How to Cite
Clinical Case Reports 2014; 2(4): 122–127
- Issue published online: 14 AUG 2014
- Article first published online: 25 MAY 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 15 APR 2014
- Manuscript Revised: 5 MAR 2014
- Manuscript Received: 13 JAN 2014
- Community-acquired infections;
- Klebsiella pneumoniae;
- liver abscess
Key Clinical Message
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.