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2022 Jan 14

Medicine (Baltimore)



Klebsiella pneumoniae-related brain abscess and meningitis in adults: Case report.


Zhao J, Huo T, Luo X, Lu F, Hui S, Yang B
Medicine (Baltimore). 2022 Jan 14; 101(2):e28415.
PMID: 35029179.


Klebsiella pneumoniae is once thought to be a less common cause of brain abscess in adults and is mainly hospital-acquired. Community-acquired CNS infection (brain abscess and meningitis) caused by K pneumoniae without other metastatic septic abscesses is exceedingly rare. Therefore, we present a rare adult patient with invasive cerebral abscess and meningitis without other invasive abscesses related to K pneumoniae.