Comparison of pyogenic liver abscesses caused by hypermucoviscous Klebsiella pneumoniae and non-Klebsiella pneumoniae pathogens in Beijing: a retrospective analysis.

@article{Wang2013ComparisonOP,
  title={Comparison of pyogenic liver abscesses caused by hypermucoviscous Klebsiella pneumoniae and non-Klebsiella pneumoniae pathogens in Beijing: a retrospective analysis.},
  author={Jing Wang and Yan Yan and Xinying Xue and Kaifei Wang and Dingxia Shen},
  journal={The Journal of international medical research},
  year={2013},
  volume={41 4},
  pages={1088-97}
}
OBJECTIVE To perform a retrospective comparison of the clinical and radiological features of Klebsiella pneumoniae (KP)-associated and non-KP-associated pyogenic liver abscesses (PLA) in Chinese patients. METHODS Patients with confirmed diagnoses of bacterial liver abscess at three Beijing hospitals were enrolled. Clinical isolates from liver abscesses were used to determine serology and expression of hypermucoviscosity genes. Basic clinical, ultrasonographic (US) and computed tomography (CT… CONTINUE READING