We describe a previously healthy 52-year-old man with rapidly fatal community-acquired pneumonia caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae. The patient developed acute renal dysfunction, accelerated idioventricular rhythm (acute myocarditis), lactic acidosis and septic shock. He died within 15 hours after admission despite intravenous levofloxacin (750 mg daily) and aggressive medical treatment. © 2012.
Chuang, T. Y., Lin, C. J., Lee, S. W., Chuang, C. P., Jong, Y. S., Chen, W. J., & Hsueh, P. R. (2012). Rapidly fatal community-acquired pneumonia due to Klebsiella pneumoniae complicated with acute myocarditis and accelerated idioventricular rhythm. Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection, 45(4), 321–323. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmii.2011.09.014