Invasive liver abscess syndrome, which is caused by hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae subtypes, has been emerging worldwide over the past 2 decades. The syndrome is associated with the hypermucoviscosity phenotype of K. pneumoniae strains and with the magA and rmpA genes. We provide the first laboratory evidence of the presence of rmpA-positive K. pneumoniae in North America.
|Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
|Published - Aug 1 2007
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases