Korean J Infect Dis.  1998 Jun;30(3):312-315.

A Case of Splenic Abscess with Multiple Fistulas Caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, National Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Splenic abscess is an uncommon but frequently fatal condition. Signs and symptoms are variable and do not always include left upper quadrant pain or tenderness. Unexplained thrombocytosis in a septic patient with persistent left pleural effusion is suggestive of splenic abscess. We report a case of splenic abscess with complicated multiple fistulas by Klebsiella pneumoniae which was successfully managed by antibiotic therapy, and percutaneous catheter drainage.

Keyword

Klebsiella pneumoniae; Splenic abscess; Multiple fistulas

MeSH Terms

Abscess*
Catheters
Drainage
Fistula*
Humans
Klebsiella pneumoniae*
Klebsiella*
Pleural Effusion
Thrombocytosis
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