Severe invasive disease caused by hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae: a case report
1Department of Critical Care Medicine, First Aﬃliated Hospital of Dalian Medical University, Dalian, P. R. China
Online publish date: 23 March 2021
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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