Brief report: community-acquired Friedlander ’s pneumonia and pulmonary metastatic Klebsiella pneumoniae infection caused by hypervirulent ST23 in the Netherlands

AbstractInfections with hypervirulentKlebsiella pneumoniae (hvKp) commonly presents with primary liver infection, bacteremia, and metastatic abscesses. Here, we present 2 cases of severe community-acquired pulmonary infections by hvKp in patients in the Netherlands without recent travel history. Both bacterial isolates are closely related to an archetype ST23 hvKp reference isolate. Based on these findings, surveillance programs on hvKp may consider to include isolates from community-acquired pneumonia byK. pneumoniae.
Source: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research