Disseminated Klebsiella rhinoscleromatis infection

R. Porto, O. Hevia, G. T. Hensley, P. R. Meyer

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Abstract

A 35-year-old obese black American woman presented with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, cough, and chest pain of 2 weeks' duration. She was pancytopenic and acidotic, with respiratory failure and hypotension. A diagnosis of septic shock was made, and the patient died 48 hours after admission. Blood cultures were positive for organisms that were reported to be Klebsiella rhinoscleromatis. An autopsy she had massive hepatic necrosis with numerous Mikulicz's cells. The lungs, spleen, and bone marrow were also involved. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a case of systemic infection with K rhinoscleromatis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1381-1383
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Volume113
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 1989

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Massive Hepatic Necrosis
Klebsiella Infections
Klebsiella pneumoniae
Septic Shock
Chest Pain
Cough
Respiratory Insufficiency
Hypotension
Nausea
Vomiting
Autopsy
Diarrhea
Fever
Spleen
Bone Marrow
Lung
Infection
Blood Culture

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  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Medical Laboratory Technology

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Porto, R., Hevia, O., Hensley, G. T., & Meyer, P. R. (1989). Disseminated Klebsiella rhinoscleromatis infection. Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, 113(12), 1381-1383.

Disseminated Klebsiella rhinoscleromatis infection. / Porto, R.; Hevia, O.; Hensley, G. T.; Meyer, P. R.

In: Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Vol. 113, No. 12, 01.12.1989, p. 1381-1383.

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Porto, R, Hevia, O, Hensley, GT & Meyer, PR 1989, 'Disseminated Klebsiella rhinoscleromatis infection', Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, vol. 113, no. 12, pp. 1381-1383.
Porto R, Hevia O, Hensley GT, Meyer PR. Disseminated Klebsiella rhinoscleromatis infection. Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. 1989 Dec 1;113(12):1381-1383.
Porto, R. ; Hevia, O. ; Hensley, G. T. ; Meyer, P. R. / Disseminated Klebsiella rhinoscleromatis infection. In: Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. 1989 ; Vol. 113, No. 12. pp. 1381-1383.
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