liver abscess

Summary

Summary: Solitary or multiple collections of PUS within the liver as a result of infection by bacteria, protozoa, or other agents.

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  1. Wu K, Li L, Yan J, Tsao N, Liao T, Tsai H, et al. Genome sequencing and comparative analysis of Klebsiella pneumoniae NTUH-K2044, a strain causing liver abscess and meningitis. J Bacteriol. 2009;191:4492-501 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, we sequenced the whole genome of K. pneumoniae NTUH-K2044, which was isolated from a patient with liver abscess and meningitis, and analyzed differences compared to strain MGH 78578, which was isolated from a patient with ..
  2. Pende V, Marchese M, Mutignani M, Polinari U, Allegri C, Greco R, et al. Endoscopic management of biliopleural fistula and biloma after percutaneous radiofrequency ablation of liver metastasis. Gastrointest Endosc. 2007;66:616-8 pubmed
  3. Yoon J, Kim Y, Jun Y, Kim S, Kang J, Suk K, et al. Liver abscess due to Klebsiella pneumoniae: risk factors for metastatic infection. Scand J Infect Dis. 2014;46:21-6 pubmed publisher
    Klebsiella pneumoniae-associated liver abscess (KPLA) is often accompanied by extrahepatic complications. We investigated the clinical features and outcomes of patients with and without metastatic infections and compared the 2 groups.
  4. Kadowaki Y, Tamura R, Okamoto T, Mori T, Mori T. Ruptured hepatic abscess caused by fish bone penetration of the duodenal wall: report of a case. Surg Today. 2007;37:1018-21 pubmed
    ..The patient's postoperative course was complicated by systemic inflammatory response syndrome, but he recovered eventually. ..
  5. Rashid R, Salah W, Parada J. 'Streptococcus milleri' aortic valve endocarditis and hepatic abscess. J Med Microbiol. 2007;56:280-2 pubmed
    ..Herein, a case of 'S. milleri' causing both endocarditis and liver abscess in the same patient is reported.
  6. Wu M, Chen Y, Lin T, Hsieh P, Wang J. Cellobiose-specific phosphotransferase system of Klebsiella pneumoniae and its importance in biofilm formation and virulence. Infect Immun. 2012;80:2464-72 pubmed publisher
    ..In the past 20 years, K. pneumoniae has become the predominant pathogen causing community-acquired pyogenic liver abscess (PLA)...
  7. Pomakova D, Hsiao C, Beanan J, Olson R, Macdonald U, Keynan Y, et al. Clinical and phenotypic differences between classic and hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumonia: an emerging and under-recognized pathogenic variant. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2012;31:981-9 pubmed publisher
    ..A case of community-acquired liver abscess with metastatic spread to the spleen is described...
  8. Turton J, Englender H, Gabriel S, Turton S, Kaufmann M, Pitt T. Genetically similar isolates of Klebsiella pneumoniae serotype K1 causing liver abscesses in three continents. J Med Microbiol. 2007;56:593-7 pubmed
    ..This study indicates that a genotype strongly associated with highly invasive disease in Taiwan, where large numbers of cases have been reported, is geographically very widespread...
  9. Wagner K, Schön R, Schumacher M, Schmelzeisen R, Schulze D. Case report: brain and liver abscesses caused by oral infection with Streptococcus intermedius. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2006;102:e21-3 pubmed
    ..Streptococcus intermedius was isolated from oral smear, liver and ventricular drainage, and blood sample. After the commencement of antibiotic therapy, drainage of abscesses and oral rehabilitation, complete recovery was noted...

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  1. Enani M, El Khizzi N. Community acquired Klebsiella pneumoniae, K1 serotype. Invasive liver abscess with bacteremia and endophthalmitis. Saudi Med J. 2012;33:782-6 pubmed
    A community-acquired syndrome of cryptogenic invasive Klebsiella pneumoniae (K. pneumoniae) liver abscess (CIKPLA) has been emerging worldwide over the past 3 decades, particularly in Taiwan and Korea...
  2. Shah I, Bhatnagar S. Liver abscess in a newborn leading to portal vein thrombosis. Indian J Pediatr. 2009;76:1268-9 pubmed publisher
    We report a male neonate who had liver abscess that resolved with intravenous antibiotics and surgical drainage...
  3. Yeom J, Yoon S, Kim J, Oh J, Jeon E, Jeong J, et al. [A case of hepatocellular carcinoma combined with liver abscess]. Korean J Gastroenterol. 2009;53:378-82 pubmed
    ..But, the clinical presentations and radiologic findings of liver abscess, HCC, and metastatic tumor to the liver may be quite similar, and procedures such as serum tumor marker assay, ..
  4. van de Vosse E, van Wengen A, van Geelen J, de Boer M, Roos D, van Dissel J. A novel mutation in NCF1 in an adult CGD patient with a liver abscess as first presentation. J Hum Genet. 2009;54:313-6 pubmed publisher
    ..We report a 25-year-old female with protracted fever because of a Staphylococcus aureus liver abscess, which did not resolve until breakthrough into the stomach...
  5. Chung D, Lee S, Lee H, Kim H, Choi H, Eom J, et al. Emerging invasive liver abscess caused by K1 serotype Klebsiella pneumoniae in Korea. J Infect. 2007;54:578-83 pubmed
    The high incidence of invasive liver abscess caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae in Taiwan, contrasted with the rareness of this disease in Western countries, has aroused special interest...
  6. Polat K, Aydinli B, Yilmaz O, Aslan S, Gursan N, Ozturk G, et al. Intestinal tuberculosis and secondary liver abscess. Mt Sinai J Med. 2006;73:887-90 pubmed
    ..Another complication, tuberculous liver abscess (TLA), is rare and usually associated with foci of infection in the lung or gastrointestinal tract...
  7. Yeh K, Kurup A, Siu L, Koh Y, Fung C, Lin J, et al. Capsular serotype K1 or K2, rather than magA and rmpA, is a major virulence determinant for Klebsiella pneumoniae liver abscess in Singapore and Taiwan. J Clin Microbiol. 2007;45:466-71 pubmed
    Capsular serotypes, magA, and rmpA have been documented in high prevalence for Klebsiella pneumoniae liver abscess. To investigate the regional difference and the correlation of capsular serotype, magA, and rmpA with virulence, 73 ..
  8. Doud M, Grimes Zeppegno R, Molina E, Miller N, Balachandar D, Schneper L, et al. A k2A-positive Klebsiella pneumoniae causes liver and brain abscess in a Saint Kitt's man. Int J Med Sci. 2009;6:301-4 pubmed
    ..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...
  9. Simeunovic E, Arnold M, Sidler D, Moore S. Liver abscess in neonates. Pediatr Surg Int. 2009;25:153-6 pubmed publisher
    ..We present the clinical and radiological findings on six neonates with hepatic abscesses and underline the association with misplacement of umbilical line, association with hypertonic glucose infusions and TPN...
  10. Yang Y, Siu L, Yeh K, Fung C, Huang S, Hung H, et al. Recurrent Klebsiella pneumoniae liver abscess: clinical and microbiological characteristics. J Clin Microbiol. 2009;47:3336-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Most of the patients had diabetes and K1 serotype KLAs. All of the isolates were uniformly susceptible to cefazolin. Distinct molecular fingerprints were found for the strains isolated from both primary and recurrent KLAs...
  11. Siu L, Yeh K, Lin J, Fung C, Chang F. Klebsiella pneumoniae liver abscess: a new invasive syndrome. Lancet Infect Dis. 2012;12:881-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Rapid detection of the hypervirulent strain that causes this syndrome allows earlier diagnosis and treatment, thus minimising the occurrence of sequelae and improving clinical outcomes...
  12. Apisarnthananarak P, Apisarnthanarak A, Mundy L. Computed tomography characteristics of Burkholderia pseudomallei-associated liver abscess. Clin Infect Dis. 2006;43:1618-20 pubmed
  13. Khan R, Hamid S, Abid S, Jafri W, Abbas Z, Islam M, et al. Predictive factors for early aspiration in liver abscess. World J Gastroenterol. 2008;14:2089-93 pubmed
    To determine the predictive factors for early aspiration in liver abscess.
  14. Yu V, Hansen D, Ko W, Sagnimeni A, Klugman K, Von Gottberg A, et al. Virulence characteristics of Klebsiella and clinical manifestations of K. pneumoniae bloodstream infections. Emerg Infect Dis. 2007;13:986-93 pubmed publisher
    ..Community-acquired pneumonia and an invasive syndrome of liver abscess, meningitis, or endophthalmitis occurred only in Taiwan and South Africa...
  15. Ku Y, Chuang Y, Yu W. Clinical spectrum and molecular characteristics of Klebsiella pneumoniae causing community-acquired extrahepatic abscess. J Microbiol Immunol Infect. 2008;41:311-7 pubmed
    ..This study investigated the clinical spectrum and molecular characteristics of community-acquired Klebsiella infection with primary extrahepatic abscess...
  16. Pan Y, Fang H, Yang H, Lin T, Hsieh P, Tsai F, et al. Capsular polysaccharide synthesis regions in Klebsiella pneumoniae serotype K57 and a new capsular serotype. J Clin Microbiol. 2008;46:2231-40 pubmed publisher
    Community-acquired pyogenic liver abscess caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae is an emerging infectious disease. We explored the capsular polysaccharide synthesis (cps) regions of three non-K1, non-K2 K...
  17. Sachdev D, Yin M, Horowitz J, Mukkamala S, Lee S, Ratner A. Klebsiella pneumoniae K1 liver abscess and septic endophthalmitis in a U.S. resident. J Clin Microbiol. 2013;51:1049-51 pubmed publisher
    ..We report a case of abscess complicated by septic endophthalmitis caused by a wzyAKpK1-positive Klebsiella strain in a U.S. resident, raising concern for global emergence...
  18. Santos S, Alberto S, Cruz E, Pires E, Figueira T, Coimbra E, et al. Hepatic abscess induced by foreign body: case report and literature review. World J Gastroenterol. 2007;13:1466-70 pubmed
    ..Further investigation revealed hepatic abscess, without resolution despite antibiotic therapy. A liver abscess resulting from perforation and intra-hepatic migration of a bone coming from the pilorum was diagnosed by ..
  19. Sharma B, Garg V, Reddy R. Endoscopic management of liver abscess with biliary communication. Dig Dis Sci. 2012;57:524-7 pubmed publisher
    ..The surgical management of biliary fistulas is associated with high morbidity and mortality. We performed a prospective study of the endoscopic management of liver abscess communicating with bile ducts.
  20. Lin Y, Wang F, Wu P, Fung C. Klebsiella pneumoniae liver abscess in diabetic patients: association of glycemic control with the clinical characteristics. BMC Infect Dis. 2013;13:56 pubmed publisher
    Klebsiella pneumoniae liver abscess (KPLA) has been reported with increasing frequency in East Asian countries in the past 3 decades, especially in Taiwan and Korea...
  21. Hsieh M, Lu T, Ma M, Wang H, Chen S. Unrecognized cervical spinal epidural abscess associated with metastatic Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteremia and liver abscess in nondiabetic patients. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2009;65:65-8 pubmed publisher
    We describe a Klebsiella pneumoniae-related liver abscess and unrecognized epidural abscess with or without endophthalmitis in 2 nondiabetic patients, both of whom suffered neurologic complications after invasive procedure...
  22. Abate G, Koh T, Gardner M, Siu L. Clinical and bacteriological characteristics of Klebsiella pneumoniae causing liver abscess with less frequently observed multi-locus sequences type, ST163, from Singapore and Missouri, US. J Microbiol Immunol Infect. 2012;45:31-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Klebsiella pneumoniae is the major cause of liver abscesses in several Asian countries. Differences in the type of circulating Klebsiella strains and/or the genetic make up of the host seem to be plausible explanations for this...
  23. Bari S, Sheikh K, Ashraf M, Hussain Z, Hamid A, Mufti G. Ascaris liver abscess in children. J Gastroenterol. 2007;42:236-40 pubmed
    b>Liver abscess in childhood is a very challenging subject both for patients and doctors. In India, pyogenic liver abscesses have been found mostly in children, especially in rural areas...
  24. Tu Y, Lu M, Chiang M, Huang S, Peng H, Chang H, et al. Genetic requirements for Klebsiella pneumoniae-induced liver abscess in an oral infection model. Infect Immun. 2009;77:2657-71 pubmed publisher
    Klebsiella pneumoniae is the predominant pathogen of primary liver abscess. However, our knowledge regarding the molecular basis of how K. pneumoniae causes primary infection in the liver is limited...
  25. Yu W, Fung C, Ko W, Cheng K, Lee C, Chuang Y. Polymerase chain reaction analysis for detecting capsule serotypes K1 and K2 of Klebsiella pneumoniae causing abscesses of the liver and other sites. J Infect Dis. 2007;195:1235-6; author reply 1236 pubmed
  26. Yu W, Ko W, Cheng K, Lee C, Lai C, Chuang Y. Comparison of prevalence of virulence factors for Klebsiella pneumoniae liver abscesses between isolates with capsular K1/K2 and non-K1/K2 serotypes. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2008;62:1-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Without significant difference in the prevalence of expressing hypermucoviscosity phenotype and carriage of rmpA and aerobactin genes, these virulent non-K1/K2 isolates are as capable as K1/K2 isolates of causing primary liver abscesses...
  27. Lee S, Chen Y, Tsai H, Wann S, Lin H, Huang C, et al. Predictors of septic metastatic infection and mortality among patients with Klebsiella pneumoniae liver abscess. Clin Infect Dis. 2008;47:642-50 pubmed publisher
    Primary liver abscess caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae is an infection that is emerging worldwide and that is associated with severe morbidity and considerable mortality.
  28. Nakase Y, Takagi T, Fukumoto K, Kassai K, Yamagami T, Itani K, et al. Hemobilia and cystic artery stump pseudoaneurysm associated with liver abscess after a laparoscopic cholecystectomy: report of a case. Surg Today. 2008;38:567-71 pubmed publisher
    ..However, another PA arising from near the embolized PA and liver abscess was observed 4 days after embolization...
  29. Merlet A, Cazanave C, Dutronc H, de Barbeyrac B, Brisse S, Dupon M. Primary liver abscess due to CC23-K1 virulent clone of Klebsiella pneumoniae in France. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2012;18:E338-9 pubmed publisher
    ..We reported the first autochthonous European liver abscess due to an ST57 isolate, which belongs to virulent clonal complex CC23-K1...
  30. Mukkada R, Chettupuzha A, Francis V, Mathew P, Chirayath S, Koshy A, et al. Endoscopic removal of chicken bone that caused gastric perforation and liver abscess. Indian J Gastroenterol. 2007;26:246-7 pubmed
    ..CT scan of the abdomen showed a liver abscess but also a bone penetrating the left lobe of the liver. A 5-cm-long chicken bone was removed endoscopically...
  31. Al Mahmood A, Al Binali G, Alkatan H, Abboud E, Abu El Asrar A. Endogenous endophthalmitis associated with liver abscess caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae. Int Ophthalmol. 2011;31:145-8 pubmed publisher
    To report two unusual cases of endogenous endophthalmitis associated with liver abscess caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae. Retrospective, interventional case series...
  32. Kim J, Chung D, Wie S, Yoo J, Park S. Risk factor analysis of invasive liver abscess caused by the K1 serotype Klebsiella pneumoniae. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2009;28:109-11 pubmed publisher
    The increasing prevalence of Klebsiella pneumoniae liver abscess in Asian countries is attributable to virulent strains of the K1 serotype. We investigated the risk factors for the K1 serotype K. pneumoniae liver abscess...
  33. Leggieri N, Marques Vidal P, Cerwenka H, Denys A, Dorta G, Moutardier V, et al. Migrated foreign body liver abscess: illustrative case report, systematic review, and proposed diagnostic algorithm. Medicine (Baltimore). 2010;89:85-95 pubmed publisher
    Pyogenic liver abscess is a severe condition and a therapeutic challenge. Treatment failure may be due to an unrecognized ingested foreign body that migrated from the gastrointestinal tract...
  34. Siu L, Fung C, Chang F, Lee N, Yeh K, Koh T, et al. Molecular typing and virulence analysis of serotype K1 Klebsiella pneumoniae strains isolated from liver abscess patients and stool samples from noninfectious subjects in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan. J Clin Microbiol. 2011;49:3761-5 pubmed publisher
    Serotype K1 Klebsiella pneumoniae with multilocus sequence type 23 (ST23) has been strongly associated with liver abscess in Taiwan...
  35. Harada S, Tateda K, Mitsui H, Hattori Y, Okubo M, Kimura S, et al. Familial spread of a virulent clone of Klebsiella pneumoniae causing primary liver abscess. J Clin Microbiol. 2011;49:2354-6 pubmed publisher
    Capsule-forming Klebsiella pneumoniae K1 caused primary liver abscess in two household members of a family. The causative isolates had identical pulsed-field gel electrophoresis patterns and were determined to be sequence type 23...
  36. Chung D, Lee H, Lee S, Kim S, Chang H, Jung S, et al. Evidence for clonal dissemination of the serotype K1 Klebsiella pneumoniae strain causing invasive liver abscesses in Korea. J Clin Microbiol. 2008;46:4061-3 pubmed publisher
    Seventy-three liver abscess isolates of serotype K1 Klebsiella pneumoniae from a nationwide collection in Korea were genotypically characterized using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and multilocus sequence typing...
  37. Clarençon F, Scatton O, Bruguière E, Silvera S, Afanou G, Soubrane O, et al. Recurrent liver abscess secondary to ingested fish bone migration: report of a case. Surg Today. 2008;38:572-5 pubmed publisher
    Pyogenic liver abscess is an unusual cause of fever and abdominal pain, but it is potentially fatal. It is rarely caused by a local event, but rather by hematogenous dissemination or biliary tract disease...
  38. Su S, Siu L, Ma L, Yeh K, Fung C, Lin J, et al. Community-acquired liver abscess caused by serotype K1 Klebsiella pneumoniae with CTX-M-15-type extended-spectrum beta-lactamase. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2008;52:804-5 pubmed
  39. Serwe S, Weber J, Strock P, Lens V. Liver abscess caused by an unnoticed swallowed toothpick perforating the colonic wall. Z Gastroenterol. 2007;45:1060-2 pubmed
    We present an unusual case of a liver abscess caused by a swallowed toothpick in a 43-year-old man...
  40. Santi Rocca J, Weber C, Guigon G, Sismeiro O, Coppee J, Guillen N. The lysine- and glutamic acid-rich protein KERP1 plays a role in Entamoeba histolytica liver abscess pathogenesis. Cell Microbiol. 2008;10:202-17 pubmed
    ..Following its characterization as a marker for the progression of infection, KERP1 was also seen to be a virulence marker as trophozoites affected in kerp1 expression by an antisense strategy were unable to form liver abscesses...
  41. Nadasy K, Domiati Saad R, Tribble M. Invasive Klebsiella pneumoniae syndrome in North America. Clin Infect Dis. 2007;45:e25-8 pubmed
    Invasive liver abscess syndrome, which is caused by hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae subtypes, has been emerging worldwide over the past 2 decades. The syndrome is associated with the hypermucoviscosity phenotype of K...
  42. Azali H, Norly S, Wong L, Tan K, Safian N. Liver abscess caused by tuberculosis and melioidosis. Asian J Surg. 2007;30:138-40 pubmed
    ..an unusual co-existence of Burkholderia pseudomallei and acid fast bacilli in a young Malay gentleman with liver abscess. He was treated with antibiotics and surgical drainage...
  43. Huang W, Lee W, Chang T, Ou T, Lam C. Emphysematous cholecystitis complicating liver abscess due to Clostridium baratii infection. J Microbiol Immunol Infect. 2012;45:390-2 pubmed publisher
    ..We describe a case of emphysematous cholecystitis complicated by a liver abscess due to C baratii infection in a healthy adult without neurological manifestation.
  44. van den Berk G, Noorduyn L, van Ketel R, van Leeuwen J, Bemelman W, Prins J. A fatal pseudo-tumour: disseminated basidiobolomycosis. BMC Infect Dis. 2006;6:140 pubmed
    ..The fungal morphology and the Splendore-Hoeppli phenomenon are characteristic histological features. There are no prominent risk factors. Usually surgery and prolonged antifungal therapy are required...
  45. Chung D, Lee H, Park M, Jung S, Chang H, Kim Y, et al. Fecal carriage of serotype K1 Klebsiella pneumoniae ST23 strains closely related to liver abscess isolates in Koreans living in Korea. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2012;31:481-6 pubmed publisher
    ..rate of serotype K1 Klebsiella pneumoniae in healthy Koreans and studied their genetic relationship with liver abscess isolates. We compared the carriage according to the country of residence...
  46. Kim Y, Yoon H, Park C, Kim J, Lee M, Kim K, et al. [A case of liver abscess caused by Fusobacterium nucleatum in a patient with recurrent periodontal diseases]. Korean J Gastroenterol. 2011;57:42-6 pubmed
    ..Fusobacterium nucleatum has been seldom reported as a cause of liver abscess, particularly in immunocompetent hosts...
  47. Rivero A, Gomez E, Alland D, Huang D, Chiang T. K2 serotype Klebsiella pneumoniae causing a liver abscess associated with infective endocarditis. J Clin Microbiol. 2010;48:639-41 pubmed publisher
    Klebsiella pneumoniae primary liver abscess (KPLA) is an emerging disease that is associated with distant septic complications. We report the first case of KPLA associated with infective endocarditis. The K...
  48. Hsu W, Yu F, Chuang C, Chen C, Lee C, Lu C. Occult colon cancer in a patient with diabetes and recurrent Klebsiella pneumoniae liver abscess. Kaohsiung J Med Sci. 2009;25:98-103 pubmed publisher
    Klebsiella pneumoniae (Kp) is a well-known leading cause of liver abscess in patients with diabetes, but recurrent Kp liver abscess in such patients within a period of time is seldom seen...
  49. Liu P, Yang Y, Shi Z. Cryptococcal liver abscess: a case report of successful treatment with amphotericin-B and literature review. Jpn J Infect Dis. 2009;62:59-60 pubmed
    ..We report a case of disseminated cryptococcosis with a liver abscess and meningoencephalitis in a patient with myelodysplastic syndrome...
  50. Kochar K, Vallance K, Mathew G, Jadhav V. Intrahepatic perforation of the gall bladder presenting as liver abscess: case report, review of literature and Niemeier's classification. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2008;20:240-4 pubmed publisher
    b>Liver abscess formation is a rare complication of gall bladder perforation with cholecystohepatic communication...
  51. Yu W, Chan K, Ko W, Lee C, Chuang Y. Lower prevalence of diabetes mellitus in patients with Klebsiella pneumoniae primary liver abscess caused by isolates of K1/K2 than with non-K1/K2 capsular serotypes. Clin Infect Dis. 2007;45:1529-30; author reply 1532-3 pubmed
  52. Ibis C, Sezer A, Batman A, Baydar S, Eker A, Unlu E, et al. Acute abdomen caused by brucellar hepatic abscess. Asian J Surg. 2007;30:283-5 pubmed
    ..We present a case of hepatic abscess caused by Brucella, which resembled the clinical presentation of surgical acute abdomen...
  53. Hsu C, Su Y, Wang T, Chong C, Chen C. Gemella morbillorum liver abscess. Scand J Infect Dis. 2007;39:637-8 pubmed
    We report a case of liver abscess caused by Gemella morbillorum. G. morbillorum was isolated and confirmed from both pus and blood. The patient recovered uneventfully after catheter drainage and treatment with cefmetazole...
  54. Decré D, Verdet C, Emirian A, Le Gourrierec T, Petit J, Offenstadt G, et al. Emerging severe and fatal infections due to Klebsiella pneumoniae in two university hospitals in France. J Clin Microbiol. 2011;49:3012-4 pubmed publisher
    ..Two clones (sequence type 86 [ST86] and ST380) of serotype K2 caused five rapidly fatal bacteremia cases, three of which were associated with pneumonia, whereas seven liver abscess cases were caused by K1 strains of ST23.
  55. Lin Y, Lu M, Tang H, Liu H, Chen C, Liu K, et al. Assessment of hypermucoviscosity as a virulence factor for experimental Klebsiella pneumoniae infections: comparative virulence analysis with hypermucoviscosity-negative strain. BMC Microbiol. 2011;11:50 pubmed publisher
    ..Nevertheless, the emergence of tissue-abscesses-associated HV-negative isolates motivated us to re-evaluate the role of HV-phenotype...
  56. Rajendran G, Bothma P, Brodbeck A. Intravascular haemolysis and septicaemia due to Clostridium perfringens liver abscess. Anaesth Intensive Care. 2010;38:942-5 pubmed
    ..We describe a case of survival after haemolysis and multiple organ failure in the setting of a ruptured liver abscess and sepsis caused by C. perfringens in an immunocompetent 58-year-old male.
  57. Sng C, Jap A, Chan Y, Chee S. Risk factors for endogenous Klebsiella endophthalmitis in patients with Klebsiella bacteraemia: a case-control study. Br J Ophthalmol. 2008;92:673-7 pubmed publisher
    ..To identify risk factors for Klebsiella endophthalmitis in patients with Klebsiella sepsis...
  58. Fung C, Siu L. Virulence of Klebsiella pneumoniae serotype K2 should not be underestimated in K. pneumoniae liver abscess. Clin Infect Dis. 2007;45:1530-1; author reply 1532-3 pubmed
  59. Karama E, Willermain F, Janssens X, Claus M, Van den Wijngaert S, Wang J, et al. Endogenous endophthalmitis complicating Klebsiella pneumoniae liver abscess in Europe: case report. Int Ophthalmol. 2008;28:111-3 pubmed
    To report the first European case of endogenous endophthalmitis secondary to a liver abscess due to Klebsiella pneumoniae expressing MagA gene.