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Invasive <i>Klebsiella pneumoniae</i> Syndrome in North America

Krisztina A. Nadasy, Rana Domiati-Saad and Marc A. Tribble

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 45, issue 3, pages e25-e28
Published in print August 2007 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online August 2007 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/519424
Invasive Klebsiella pneumoniae Syndrome in North America

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Invasive liver abscess syndrome, which is caused by hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae subtypes, has been emerging worldwide over the past 2 decades. The syndrome is associated with the hypermucoviscosity phenotype of K. pneumoniae strains and with the magA and rmpA genes. We provide the first laboratory evidence of the presence of rmpA-positive K. pneumoniae in North America.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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