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Infect Chemother. 2014 Jun;46(2):120-124. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.3947/ic.2014.46.2.120
Hyun JI , Kim YJ , Jeon YH , Kim SI , Park YJ , Kang MW , Kim W , Jang JH .
Department of Internal Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. muze1004@catholic.ac.kr
Department of Laboratory Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

Recently, serotype K1 Klebsiella pneumoniae has been a major agent of an invasive syndrome characterized by liver abscess and its metastatic infection. Extrahepatic infection and its characteristics in patients with renal abscess caused by K. pneumoniae are poorly understood, and few cases of central nervous system infection have been reported. This is a report of 80-year-old woman with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes mellitus with renal abscess caused by serotype K1 K. pneumoniae, complicated with ventriculitis despite of appropriate use of antibiotics. Physicians need to be aware of possibility of metastatic infection in patients with serotype K1 K. pneumoniae infection, if they develop neurologic symptom and focus of infection is still present.

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