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A mimicry of melioidosis by Klebsiella ozaenae infection

Ng, Teck Han and How, Soon Hin and Kuan, Yeh Chunn and Salam, Adzura and Abd. Aziz, Azian and Abdul Rani, Mohammed Fauzi (2009) A mimicry of melioidosis by Klebsiella ozaenae infection. Malaysian Journal of Pathology, 31 (2). pp. 147-150. ISSN 0126-8635

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Abstract

Klebsiella ozaenae is a Gram negative bacillus. It has been described as a colonizer of oral and nasopharyngeal mucosa and is a cause of atrophic rhinitis. Klebsiella ozaenae has seldom been isolated from serious infections. However, several reports have stated that Klebsiella ozaenae may cause invasive infections and even mortality. We report a 55-year-old man with Klebsiella ozaenae infection causing abscesses involving the right eye and left kidney and possibly also in the brain, lungs and prostate. The isolates were sensitive to ceftazidime, ciprofloxacin, chloramphenicol, gentamicin and sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim but resistant to ampicillin. He responded well to 4 weeks of i.v. ceftazidime and i.v. amoxycillin-clavulanic acid. To our knowledge, such a multiorgan infection has not been reported previously for this organism.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5429/13383
Uncontrolled Keywords: Klebsiella ozaenae, multiple organ abscesses, invasive infections
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Internal Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Ophthalmology
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Radiology
Depositing User: Dr Adzura Salam
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2011 15:46
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2019 16:14
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/13383

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