Clinical and Molecular Analysis of Klebsiella pneumoniae Causing Liver Abscess in China.

@article{Sun2016ClinicalAM,
  title={Clinical and Molecular Analysis of Klebsiella pneumoniae Causing Liver Abscess in China.},
  author={Yunfang Sun and Hua Wu and Dingxia Shen},
  journal={Journal of molecular microbiology and biotechnology},
  year={2016},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={245-51}
}
OBJECTIVE Hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae (hvKP) has been characterized as the major pathogen associated with the development of liver abscesses. Although the prevalence of K. pneumoniae in liver abscesses in Chinese patients is on the rise, methods for the early laboratory identification and recognition of hvKP are lacking, and hvKP detection and surveillance are thus limited. METHODS A retrospective study was conducted in 240 patients with cultures that were positive for K. pneumoniae… CONTINUE READING