COVID-19 and fatal sepsis caused by hypervirulent klebsiella pneumoniae, Japan, 2020

Tomohiro Hosoda, Sohei Harada, Koh Okamoto, Sumire Ishino, Makoto Kaneko, Masahiro Suzuki, Ryota Ito, Miyuki Mizoguchi

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Abstract

A patient in Japan with coronavirus disease and hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae K2 sequence type 86 infection died of respiratory failure. Bacterial and fungal co-infections caused by region-endemic pathogens, including hypervirulent K. pneumoniae in eastern Asia, should be included in the differential diagnosis of coronavirus disease patients with acutely deteriorating condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)556-559
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 02-2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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