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Severe invasive disease caused by hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae: a case report

  • Qingdong Li1
  • Yongli Zhang1

1Department of Critical Care Medicine, First Affiliated Hospital of Dalian Medical University, Dalian, P. R. China

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2021.052 Vol.18,Issue 2,March 2022 pp.159-163

Submitted: 07 January 2021 Accepted: 20 February 2021

Published: 08 March 2022

*Corresponding Author(s): Yongli Zhang E-mail:


Klebsiella pneumoniae (K. pneumoniae) is a common pathogenic bacteria that causes numerous infectious diseases. Hypervirulent K. pneumoniae (hvKP) can lead to invasive K. pneumoniae liver abscess syndrome, which can induce life-threatening multiple organ dysfunction syndrome or septic shock. We report a case of invasive K. pneumoniae liver abscess syndrome caused by hvKP and discuss the treatment options of this syndrome. Appropriate antimicrobial drugs should be administered to improve prognosis and prevent complications, and laboratory testing is essential to guide clinical management and optimize patient outcomes.


Hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumonia; Antimicrobial therapy; Prognosis; Case report

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Qingdong Li,Yongli Zhang. Severe invasive disease caused by hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae: a case report. Signa Vitae. 2022. 18(2);159-163.


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