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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 128-130

Low back pain: A rare presentation of Klebsiella pneumoniae liver abscess


1 Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, National Defense Medical Center, Tri-Service General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
2 Department of Radiology, National Defense Medical Center, Tri-Service General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC
3 Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, National Defense Medical Center, Tri-Service General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC

Correspondence Address:
Ching-Hui Hsu
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, National Defense Medical Center, Tri-Service General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
ROC
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1011-4564.158691

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Pyogenic liver abscess (PLA) is a global emerging infectious disease. The common presentations of PLA include fever, abdominal pain, anorexia, weight loss, and malaise. In Taiwan, Klebsiella pneumoniae is the most frequently isolated pathogen from PLA. Most cases of K. pneumoniae liver abscess (KLA) develop metastatic infections at other sites that cause severe complications, such as endophthalmitis, meningitis, or brain abscess. Herein, we describe a case of KLA that unusually presented as lower back pain. The patient received antibiotic therapy and underwent drainage procedure. He was eventually discharged in a stable condition, without any complications caused by the metastatic infections.


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