oa Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection - CIKPLA: cryptogenic invasive Klebsiella pneumoniae liver abscess (and meningitis) - an emerging disease in South Africa? : clinical case study
|Article Title||CIKPLA: cryptogenic invasive Klebsiella pneumoniae liver abscess (and meningitis) - an emerging disease in South Africa? : clinical case study|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection|
|Author||D.M. Gordon and C. Feldman|
|Publication Date||Jan 2010|
|Pages||28 - 29|
|Keyword(s)||University of the Witwatersrand|
Disseminated Klebsiella bacteraemic syndrome and cryptogenic invasive Klebsiella pneumoniae-associated liver abscess (CIKPLA) have been well described in Taiwan. However, CIKPLA has never been described in patients in South Africa. The main aim of this case report is to describe the occurrence of this syndrome in a South African man, not of Asian descent, in order to highlight to clinicians the possibility of its occurrence in South Africa.
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