Klebsiella liver abscess with multiple septic emboli

Jameela Al Salman, Rawan Al Agha


A 29-years-old Bahraini presented to accident and emergency department with history of shortness of breath, cough and fever of 10 days duration. He was admitted for further evaluation. As an in-patient the condition worsened in respect to vision, headache, fever and respiration. A full computed tomography was done and showed multiple lung nodules and a liver abscess which was drained and cultured Klesiella pneumoniae. He was started on multiple antibiotics to treat the liver abscess but unfortunately the symptoms were worsening due to infective emboli to multiple body organs including the eyes and brain. The patient did not complete the treatment and preferred to travel overseas for second opinion. This case report is considered the first case report of Klebsiella liver abscess in the region of the Arabian Gulf and that is why it is worth reporting to grasp the attention to it as further cases may emerge.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/crim.v2n3p8


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