Background: Klebsiella pneumoniae has gained recognition for its association with invasive liver abscess syndrome (ILAS). ILAS is associated with a hypervirulent strain of K pneumoniae and can impact immunocompetent as well as immunocompromised patients. Case Report: A 42-year-old Hispanic male with no significant past medical history was admitted with complaints of subjective fevers and worsening fatigue. The patient was found to have multiple septic pulmonary emboli, a prostate abscess, a seminal vesicle abscess, bilateral frontoparietal and left temporal infarcts thought to be due to septic emboli, pyelonephritis, endophthalmitis, and hepatic abscesses. Cultures grew K pneumoniae that was determined to be the hypervirulent strain associated with ILAS. The patient was treated for a total of 71 days, including ceftriaxone and multiple intravitreal injections with ceftazidime. Conclusion: Notably, this case report details a disease state new to Colorado. Pharmacists are able to assist in the care of ILAS with antibiotic selection, considering sites of infection and encouraging appropriate consultation of specialized care teams.
- Klebsiella pneumoniae
- liver abscess