J Korean Neurol Assoc.  2020 Aug;38(3):210-213. 10.17340/jkna.2020.3.7.

Ventriculitis Associated with Liver Abscess Caused by Klebsiella Pneumoniae

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  • 1Department of Neurology, Dankook University Hospital, Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan, Korea

Abstract

Klebsiella pneumoniae has been recognized to cause an invasive syndrome characterized by liver abscess and its metastatic infection. The characteristics of metastatic infection involving the central nervous system in this invasive syndrome are poorly understood. The authors report an 84-year-old woman with diabetes mellitus who developed liver abscess caused by K. pneumoniae, complicated with ventriculitis. The patient died despite the antibiotic treatment. Ventriculitis is a rare CNS complication of K. pneumoniae invasive syndrome and requires prompt diagnosis for the appropriate treatment.

Keyword

Klebsiella pneumoniae; Liver abscess; Central nervous system infections
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