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Hypermucoviscous Klebsiella pneumoniae invasive syndrome in a patient with diabetes without liver abscess
  1. Benjamin Valente-Acosta,
  2. Maria Vigil-Escalera-Bejarano,
  3. Carlos Alberto Ochoa-Ramirez and
  4. Irma Hoyo-Ulloa
  1. Internal Medicine & Infectious Diseases, Centro Medico ABC, Ciudad de México, Mexico
  1. Correspondence to Dr Benjamin Valente-Acosta; benjamin.valente-acosta1{at}


Klebsiella pneumoniae is part of the human gastrointestinal microbiota. It is also a well-known cause of community and nosocomial infections, involving mainly the lung and urinary tract. An invasive syndrome with liver abscess due to a new hypervirulent strain of K. pneumoniae was recently described. Several cases have been reported, mainly in Asia. Here, we show a case of a patient with an extrahepatic involvement affecting the lung and prostate.

  • Pneumonia (infectious disease)
  • Prostate
  • Infections

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  • Contributors BV-A conceived the idea and design of the article. BV-A, MV-E-B, CAO-R and IDCH-U contributed to the preparation and review of the initial manuscript. All authors approved the final version.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Case reports provide a valuable learning resource for the scientific community and can indicate areas of interest for future research. They should not be used in isolation to guide treatment choices or public health policy.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.