Community-acquired Klebsiella pneumoniae liver abscesses - An "emerging disease" in Australia

James Anstey, Timothy Fazio, David Gordon, Geoff Hogg, Adam Jenney, Matthias Maiwald, Jonathan Wilksch

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    Liver abscess due to Klebsiella pneumoniae infection has been widely reported in Asia, but rarely reported in Australia until now. We describe four previously well Asian-born patients who presented across Australia with community-acquired K. pneumoniae liver abscesses. With prompt recognition, appropriate antibiotics and early drainage, outcome is significantly improved, although vigilance for metastatic complications is essential.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)543-545
    Number of pages3
    JournalMedical Journal of Australia
    Issue number9
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2010

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