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A k2A-positive Klebsiella pneumoniae causes liver and brain abscess in a Saint Kitt’s man
Department of Biological Sciences
  • Melissa S. Doud, Department of Biological Sciences, Florida International University
  • Reni Grimes-Zeppegno, Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • Enrique Molina, Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • Nancimae Miller, Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • Danajeyan Balachandar, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
  • Lisa Schneper, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University
  • Robert Poppiti, Mount Sinai Medical Center
  • Kalai Mathee, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University
Date of this Version
9-15-2009
Document Type
Article
Abstract
Klebsiella pneumoniae isolated in community-acquired pneumonia is increasingly found in primary pyogenic liver abscesses. 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. We report the isolation of non-magA, K2 K. pneumoniae strain from a liver abscess of a Saint Kitt’s man who survived the invasive syndrome.
Citation Information
Melissa S. Doud, Reni Grimes-Zeppegno, Enrique Molina, Nancimae Miller, et al.. "A k2A-positive Klebsiella pneumoniae causes liver and brain abscess in a Saint Kitt’s man" (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kalai_mathee/11/