Klebsiella pneumoniae in Gastrointestinal Tract and Pyogenic Liver Abscess
Published Date:Aug 2012
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 18(8):1322-1325.
Liver Abscess, Pyogenic
Pulsed-field Gel Electrophoresis
Pyogenic Liver Abscess
Description:To determine the role of gastrointestinal carriage in Klebsiella pneumoniae liver abscess, we studied 43 patients. Bacterial isolates from liver and fecal samples from 10 patients with this condition and 7 healthy carriers showed identical serotypes and genotypes with the same virulence. This finding indicated that gastrointestinal carriage is a predisposing factor for liver abscess.
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