Liver abscess caused by magA+ Klebsiella pneumoniae in North America

  • Fang F
  • Sandler N
  • Libby S
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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.

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Authors

  • Ferric C. Fang

  • Netanya Sandler

  • Stephen J. Libby

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