[Liver abscess caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae in diabetic patients]

Rev Clin Esp. 1999 Aug;199(8):517-9.
[Article in Spanish]


Pyogenic liver abscess are macroscopic collections of pus within the hepatic parenchyma after a bacterial infection. These infections are usually polymicrobial in nature, and in most occasions due to biliary tract diseases or cryptogenetic in origin. Monomicrobial hepatic abscess caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae are uncommon lesions in western countries. These lesions are associated with underlying diseases, particularly diabetes mellitus, and are frequently complicated with septic metastasis. We report here three cases of monomicrobial liver abscess caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae in diabetic patients, without septic metastasis and a favourable outcome.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Cefotaxime / therapeutic use
  • Cephalosporins / therapeutic use
  • Diabetes Complications*
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Gentamicins / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Klebsiella Infections / complications*
  • Klebsiella Infections / drug therapy
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae*
  • Liver Abscess / diagnostic imaging
  • Liver Abscess / drug therapy
  • Liver Abscess / etiology*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Time Factors
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed


  • Cephalosporins
  • Gentamicins
  • Cefotaxime