Hypervirulent strains of K. pneumoniae (hvKP) typically cause community-acquired pyogenic liver abscesses (CA-PLA) in patients with no clinical history of hepatobiliary disease, often associated with bacteremia and metastatic spread to distant sites. 2 Infections caused by hvKP were described since the mid-1980s in the Asian Pacific rim and are increasingly reported also in western countries, including France, Sweden, Belgium and Spain.3 European cases have mostly been connected with travel or migration; however, several cases of infections in non-Asiatic patients with no contacts with endemic regions have recently been described.3 The vast majority of the strains that cause CA-PLA possess a characteristic hypermucoviscous phenotype, yielding positivity for “string test”.

Arena, F., Spanu, T., De Angelis, L. H., Liotti, F. M., D'Andrea, M. M., Menchinelli, G., De Maio, F., Rossolini, G. M., First case of bacteremic liver abscess caused by an ST260-related (ST1861), hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae, <<JOURNAL OF INFECTION>>, 2016; 73 (1): 88-91. [doi:10.1016/j.jinf.2016.04.006] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/92259]

First case of bacteremic liver abscess caused by an ST260-related (ST1861), hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae

Spanu, Teresa
Primo
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Liotti, Flora Marzia;Menchinelli, Giulia;De Maio, Flavio
Penultimo
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2016

Abstract

Hypervirulent strains of K. pneumoniae (hvKP) typically cause community-acquired pyogenic liver abscesses (CA-PLA) in patients with no clinical history of hepatobiliary disease, often associated with bacteremia and metastatic spread to distant sites. 2 Infections caused by hvKP were described since the mid-1980s in the Asian Pacific rim and are increasingly reported also in western countries, including France, Sweden, Belgium and Spain.3 European cases have mostly been connected with travel or migration; however, several cases of infections in non-Asiatic patients with no contacts with endemic regions have recently been described.3 The vast majority of the strains that cause CA-PLA possess a characteristic hypermucoviscous phenotype, yielding positivity for “string test”.
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Arena, F., Spanu, T., De Angelis, L. H., Liotti, F. M., D'Andrea, M. M., Menchinelli, G., De Maio, F., Rossolini, G. M., First case of bacteremic liver abscess caused by an ST260-related (ST1861), hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae, <<JOURNAL OF INFECTION>>, 2016; 73 (1): 88-91. [doi:10.1016/j.jinf.2016.04.006] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/92259]
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