Liver abscess caused by magA+ Klebsiella pneumoniae in North America

Ferric C. Fang, Netanya Sandler, Stephen J. Libby

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Abstract

Taiwan has witnessed an emerging syndrome of liver abscess caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae carrying the magA gene required for exopolysaccharide web biosynthesis. We report a patient transferred from Alaska to Washington State with a magA+ K. pneumoniae liver abscess and describe a simple approach for recognition of these hypervirulent strains.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)991-992
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume43
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2005
Externally publishedYes

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  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Microbiology

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