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Acta Médica Costarricense

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CORDERO-CHEN, Jairo; CATALAN-SANCHEZ, Eduardo; PADILLA-CUADRA, Juan Ignacio  and  RAMIREZ-ARCE, Jorge. Liver abscess associated to lung abscess and endophthalmitis. Acta méd. costarric [online]. 2013, vol.55, n.1, pp.56-59. ISSN 0001-6002.

The pyogenic liver abscess due to Klebsiella pneumoniae is relatively rare and can be complicated by distant septic metastases. This can be related to specific bacterial properties including genotype K1, resistance to phagocytosis and the presence of the gene mag-A. The septic metastases include lung abscess, meningitis, infective endocarditis and specially endophtalmitis. The latter is more frequent in diabetic patients and can result in blindness. We report a case of liver abscess produced by K. pneumoniae associated to pulmonary abscess and endophtalmitis, and review the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of this disease.

Keywords : Liver abscess; lung abscess; Klebsiella pneumoniae; endophthalmitis..

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