Familial spread of a virulent clone of Klebsiella pneumoniae causing primary liver abscess

  • Harada S
  • Tateda K
  • Mitsui H
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Abstract

Capsule-forming Klebsiella pneumoniae K1 caused primary liver abscess in two household members of a family. The causative isolates had identical pulsed-field gel electrophoresis patterns and were determined to be sequence type 23. An additional member of the family was found to carry the same strain without clinical manifestation.

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