Invasive Klebsiella pneumoniae syndrome in North America.

Krisztina A. Nadasy, Rana Domiati-Saad, Marc A. Tribble

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Abstract

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. pneumoniae strains and with the magA and rmpA genes. We provide the first laboratory evidence of the presence of rmpA-positive K. pneumoniae in North America.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e25-28
JournalClinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Volume45
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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