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Hepatic and Brain Abscesses With Endophthalmitis Due to Klebsiella pneumoniae: An Emerging Infectious Disease

Nishimura, Mitsushige MD*; Hiraoka, Eiji MD*; Seto, Hiroyuki MD*; Toyokuni, Takehiro MD*; Miyoshi, Sonoko MD*; Kubokawa, Osamu MD*; Mori, Hiroyuki MD*; Arai, Takashi MD*; Kitamura, Tatsuyoshi MD*; Takashima, Mototsugu MD*; Akisaki, Taichi MD*; Yasuda, Hisafumi MD*; Kanazawa, Kenji MD*; Hara, Kenta MD*; Kusuhara, Sentaro MD; Akita, Hozuka MD*; Eron, Lawrence MD

Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice: November 2013 - Volume 21 - Issue 6 - p 380–382
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e318279f167
Case Report

Abstract: An emerging infectious disease consisting of hepatic abscess, complicated by central nervous system infection and endophthalmitis, has been reported from East Asia, principally Taiwan. It is caused by a virulent strain of Klebsiella pneumoniae. We report 2 cases from Japan with this triad.

From the Departments of *General Internal Medicine, and †Ophthalmology, Kobe University Hospital, Kobe, Japan and ‡Department of Infectious Diseases, Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center, and the John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI.

Correspondence to: Lawrence Eron, MD, Department of Infectious Diseases, Kaiser Moanalua Medical Center, and the John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI. E-mail: Lawrence.Eron@kp.org.

The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.

© 2013 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.