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A Case of Ventriculitis Associated with Renal Abscess Caused by Serotype K1 Klebsiella pneumoniae.

Authors
  • Hyun, Ji In
  • Kim, Youn Jeong
  • Jeon, Yoon Hee
  • Kim, Sang Il
  • Park, Yeon Joon
  • Kang, Moon Won
  • Kim, Woohyeon
  • Jang, Ji Hye
Type
Published Article
Journal
Infection & chemotherapy
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2014
Volume
46
Issue
2
Pages
120–124
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3947/ic.2014.46.2.120
PMID: 25024876
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

Recently, serotype K1 Klebsiella pneumoniae has been a major agent of an invasive syndrome characterized by liver abscess and its metastatic infection. Extrahepatic infection and its characteristics in patients with renal abscess caused by K. pneumoniae are poorly understood, and few cases of central nervous system infection have been reported. This is a report of 80-year-old woman with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes mellitus with renal abscess caused by serotype K1 K. pneumoniae, complicated with ventriculitis despite of appropriate use of antibiotics. Physicians need to be aware of possibility of metastatic infection in patients with serotype K1 K. pneumoniae infection, if they develop neurologic symptom and focus of infection is still present.

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