Community-acquired Klebsiella spp Meningitis/Invasive Infection in Filipino-descent Patients Living in Greece: A Case Series

  • Giorgos Marinakis Intensive Care Unit, Red Cross Hospital of Athens “Korgialeneio-Benakeio”, Athens, Greece
  • Georgios Kassianidis Emergency Department, Red Cross Hospital of Athens “Korgialeneio-Benakeio”, Athens, Greece
  • Eleni Kafkoula Department of Medical Biopathology, Red Cross Hospital of Athens “Korgialeneio-Benakeio”, Athens, Greece
  • Christina Stamatopoulou Intensive Care Unit, Red Cross Hospital of Athens “Korgialeneio -Benakeio”, Athanasaki 2 str, Ampelokipoi, 11526 Athens, Greece

  • Fotios Kavallieratos Intensive Care Unit, Red Cross Hospital of Athens “Korgialeneio-Benakeio”, Athens, Greece
  • Maria Patrani Intensive Care Unit, Red Cross Hospital of Athens “Korgialeneio-Benakeio”, Athens, Greece
  • Chrysostomos Katsenos Intensive Care Unit, Red Cross Hospital of Athens “Korgialeneio-Benakeio”, Athens, Greece

Keywords

Meningitis, hypervirulent Klebsiella spp, liver abscess

Abstract

Klebsiella spp community-acquired meningitis caused by hypervirulent strains is well described as part of a distinct syndrome consisting of liver abscess and multiple septic metastatic lesions (Klebsiella pneumoniae invasive syndrome) occurring usually in diabetic, alcoholic, elderly or cancer patients, in Taiwan and other South-East Asian countries. In Western countries, these infections are very rare in natives and usually occur in patients of Asian origin. We report three cases of Filipino-origin patients, residents of Greece, with community-acquired invasive Klebsiella meningitis, who were treated in our ICU over a 10-year period.

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  • Published: 2021-06-18

    Issue: 2021: Vol 8 No 6 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
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    Marinakis G, Kassianidis G, Kafkoula E, Stamatopoulou C, Kavallieratos F, Patrani M, Katsenos C. Community-acquired Klebsiella spp Meningitis/Invasive Infection in Filipino-descent Patients Living in Greece: A Case Series. EJCRIM 2021;8 doi:10.12890/2021_002576.