Gundestrup, Svend1; Struve, Carsten3; Stahlhut, Steen G4; Hansen, Dennis Schrøder2
1 Department of Thoracic Medicine and Infectious Disease, Nordsjællands Hospital, The Capital Region of Denmark2 Department of Clinical Microbiology, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, The Capital Region of Denmark3 Department of Microbiology and Infection Control, Statens Serum Institut, Denmark ; WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Escherichia and Klebsiella, Statens Serum Institut, Denmark.4 Statens Serum Institut
This is the first case report from Scandinavia of a pyogenic liver abscess caused by a Klebsiella pneumoniae isolate belonging to the international hyper virulent clone ST23. The patient, an 85-year old Caucasian, had no history of foreign travel or any classical predisposing factors for infection. The isolate was hypermucoviscous of capsular serotype K1 and carried the virulence factors aerobactin, allS, kfu and rmpA.