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dc.contributor.authorLevasseur, Victoriaeng
dc.contributor.authorKatta, Natrajeng
dc.date.issued2014-10eng
dc.description.abstractWe report the case of a 38 year-old previously healthy Burmese man who presented with abdominal pain, headache, myalgia, and back pain. He was found to have leukocytosis, transaminitis, hyperbilirubinemia, and evidence of systemic inflammation. A hypodense hepatic mass was identified with a CT of the abdomen. The patient was ultimately diagnosed with hypermucoviscous K. pneumoniae CA-PLA. This case provides additional evidence for the emergence of hypermucoviscous K. pneumoniae CA-PLA outside of East Asia and supports the need for continued research to gain a better understanding of its pathogenesis predilection for individuals of Asian decent. This report also delineates the importance of acknowledging the dynamic state of infectious disease, the shifting racial demographics in the Western world, and the ever-present potential for antibiotic resistance. With this information clinicians will be more equipped to identify and treat a potentially fatal disease in individuals with symptoms of a seemingly self-limiting infection.eng
dc.identifier.citationV Levasseur, N Katta, Hypermucoviscous Klebsiella Pneumoniae Liver Abscess in a Previously Healthy Burmese Male. Journal of Academic Hospital Medicine 2014, Volume 6, Issue 4.eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/63825
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri, Department of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicineeng
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of academic hospital medicine, volume 6, issue 4 (2014 October-December)eng
dc.source.harvestedHarvested from the American Journal of Hospital Medicine website (http://medicine2.missouri.edu/jahm/) in 2018.eng
dc.titleHypermucoviscous Klebsiella pneumoniae liver abscess in a previously healthy Burmese maleeng
dc.typeArticleeng


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