Diabetes mellitus and Klebsiella pneumoniae liver abscess in adults

Trop Geogr Med. Jan-Apr 1991;43(1-2):100-4.


Klebsiella pneumoniae hepatic abscess in five diabetic patients is reported. The recognition of a possible association between diabetes mellitus and pyogenic hepatic abscess, especially solitary ones, is highlighted. The clinical presentation including metastatic complications and the need for early diagnosis and institution of therapy are emphasized. Needle aspiration under ultrasonography is advocated and culture for anaerobes is stressed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Diabetes Complications*
  • Humans
  • Klebsiella Infections / complications*
  • Klebsiella Infections / diagnostic imaging
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae*
  • Liver Abscess / complications*
  • Liver Abscess / diagnostic imaging
  • Liver Abscess / microbiology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Ultrasonography