Primary liver abscess due to CC23-K1 virulent clone of Klebsiella pneumoniae in France

Authors


Corresponding author: A. Merlet, Service des Maladies infectieuses et Tropicales, Groupe Hospitalier Pellegrin, Place Amélie Raba-Léon, 33076 Bordeaux Cedex, France
E-mail: audrey.merlet@chu-bordeaux.fr

Abstract

Clin Microbiol Infect 2012; 18: E338–E339

Abstract

Since the mid-1980s, Klebsiella pneumoniae hypermucoviscous isolates have emerged in Taiwan and other Asian countries. We reported the first autochthonous European liver abscess due to an ST57 isolate, which belongs to virulent clonal complex CC23-K1. This case highlights the emergence in France and Europe of hypermucoviscous virulent K. pneumoniae isolates.

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