A k2A-positive Klebsiella pneumoniae causes liver and brain abscess in a Saint Kitt's man

Melissa S. Doud, Reni Grimes-Zeppegno, Enrique Molina, Nancimae Miller, Danajeyan Balachandar, Lisa Schneper, Robert Poppiti, Kalai Mathee

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Abstract

Klebsiella pneumoniae isolated in community-acquired pneumonia is increasingly found in primary pyogenic liver abscesses. The presence of magA in K. pneumoniae has been implicated in hypermucoviscosity and virulence of liver abscess isolates. The K2 serotype has also been strongly associated with hypervirulence. We report the isolation of non-magA, K2 K. pneumoniae strain from a liver abscess of a Saint Kitt's man who survived the invasive syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)301-304
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Medical Sciences
Volume6
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 15 2009

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Doud, M. S., Grimes-Zeppegno, R., Molina, E., Miller, N., Balachandar, D., Schneper, L., ... Mathee, K. (2009). A k2A-positive Klebsiella pneumoniae causes liver and brain abscess in a Saint Kitt's man. International Journal of Medical Sciences, 6(6), 301-304. https://doi.org/10.7150/ijms.6.301