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Community-acquired Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteremia: global differences in clinical patterns.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11897067     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We initiated a worldwide collaborative study, including 455 episodes of bacteremia, to elucidate the clinical patterns of Klebsiella pneumoniae. Historically, community-acquired pneumonia has been consistently associated with K. pneumoniae. Only four cases of community-acquired bacteremic K. pneumoniae pneumonia were seen in the 2-year study period in the United States, Argentina, Europe, or Australia; none were in alcoholics. In contrast, 53 cases of bacteremic K. pneumoniae pneumonia were observed in South Africa and Taiwan, where an association with alcoholism persisted (p=0.007). Twenty-five cases of a distinctive syndrome consisting of K. pneumoniae bacteremia in conjunction with community-acquired liver abscess, meningitis, or endophthalmitis were observed. A distinctive form of K. pneumoniae infection, often causing liver abscess, was identified, almost exclusively in Taiwan.
Wen-Chien Ko; David L Paterson; Anthanasia J Sagnimeni; Dennis S Hansen; Anne Von Gottberg; Sunita Mohapatra; Jose Maria Casellas; Herman Goossens; Lutfiye Mulazimoglu; Gordon Trenholme; Keith P Klugman; Joseph G McCormack; Victor L Yu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emerging infectious diseases     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1080-6040     ISO Abbreviation:  Emerging Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  2002 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-03-18     Completed Date:  2002-09-06     Revised Date:  2013-03-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9508155     Medline TA:  Emerg Infect Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  160-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
National Cheng Kung University Medical College, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Bacteremia / diagnosis*,  microbiology*
Community-Acquired Infections / diagnosis
Diagnosis, Differential
Klebsiella Infections / diagnosis*
Klebsiella pneumoniae / isolation & purification*
Middle Aged
Pneumonia, Bacterial / diagnosis*
Prospective Studies
World Health

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