What is it about?

This is the first case of fatal fulminant CAP caused by a hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae (hvKp) K2-ST86 strain reported in Japan.

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Why is it important?

MLST was extremely useful for providing a definitive diagnosis for this infection. Thus, we propose that a biomarker-based approach should be considered even for an exploratory diagnosis of CAP related to hvKp infection.


we can consider the hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae (hvKp) in the differential diagnosis of CAP.

Chief Director Hiroyuki Yamamoto
Tokyo Ika Daigaku

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This page is a summary of: Fatal fulminant community-acquired pneumonia caused by hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae K2-ST86, Medicine, May 2020, Wolters Kluwer Health, DOI: 10.1097/md.0000000000020360.
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