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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e318279f167
Case Report

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

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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.

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