Klebsiella pneumoniae Invasive Syndrome

  • Vasco Evangelista Department of Medicine, Hospital Beatriz Ângelo, Loures, Portugal
  • Cristiana V. Gonçalves Department of Medicine, Hospital Beatriz Ângelo, Loures, Portugal
  • Raquel Almeida Department of Medicine, Hospital Beatriz Ângelo, Loures, Portugal
  • Célia Henriques Department of Medicine, Hospital Beatriz Ângelo, Loures, Portugal
  • António Martins Baptista Department of Medicine, Hospital Beatriz Ângelo, Loures, Portugal
  • José Pimenta da Graça Department of Medicine, Hospital Beatriz Ângelo, Loures, Portugal
  • José Lomelino Araújo Department of Medicine, Hospital Beatriz Ângelo, Loures, Portugal

Keywords

Klebsiella pneumoniae, invasive syndrome, liver abscess

Abstract

Klebsiella pneumoniae invasive syndrome (KPIS) is a rare clinical condition characterized by primary liver abscess associated with metastatic infection. Most case reports are from Southeast Asia, with only one case described in Portugal. The Authors present the case of a 44-year-old man with a history of fever, dry cough and cervicalgia. A thoracic computed tomography (CT) scan showed multiple pulmonary and hepatic nodules, suggestive of metastatic malignancy. Both blood cultures and bronchoalveolar lavage were positive for Klebsiella pneumoniae. Imaging studies were repeated during his hospital stay, showing a reduction in both number and volume of identified lesions, thus revealing their infectious nature. This case illustrates how much this entity can mimic other illnesses.

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  • Published: 2018-01-26

    Issue: Vol 5 No 3 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    Evangelista, V., Gonçalves, C., Almeida, R., Henriques, C., Baptista, A., da Graça, J., & Araújo, J. (2018). Klebsiella pneumoniae Invasive Syndrome. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 5(3). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.12890/2018_000800