Clinical significance and mechanism of gas formation of pyogenic liver abscess due to Klebsiella pneumoniae

Hsin Ling Lee, Hsin Chun Lee, How Ran Guo, Wen Chien Ko, Kuan Wen Chen

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Abstract

We enrolled 22 patients with gas-forming pyogenic liver abscess in a study to assess the mechanism of gas formation. Klebsiella pneumoniae was cultured from specimens from all patients. Gas and pus samples from abscesses revealed four major components: nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide, and hydrogen; this implicates mixed acid fermentation of glucose as the mechanism of gas formation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2783-2785
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume42
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jun

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)

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