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Volume 13, Number 7—July 2007

Research

Virulence Characteristics of Klebsiella and Clinical Manifestations of K. pneumoniae Bloodstream Infections

Victor L. Yu*Comments to Author , Dennis S. Hansen†, Wen Chien Ko‡, Asia Sagnimeni*, Keith P. Klugman§, Herman Goossens#, Marilyn M. Wagener*, Vicente J. Benedi**1, Meningeal Disease Surveillance in South Africa¶, and the International Klebsiella Study Group

Author affiliations: *University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; †Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark; ‡National Cheng Kung University Medical College, Tainan, Taiwan, Republic of China; §Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; ¶South African Institute of Medical Research, Johannesburg, South Africa; #University Hospital, Antwerp, Belgium; **Universidad de las Islas Baleares, Palma de Mallorca, Spain;

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Figure 1

Mucoid phenotype of Klebsiella pneumoniae. When colonies were touched with a loop and the loop lifted vertically from the surface of the agar plate, mucoid isolates adhered to the loop as it was lifted from the plate. (Figure first presented at the 36th annual conference of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, Denver, Colorado, USA, 1998.)

Figure 1. Mucoid phenotype of Klebsiella pneumoniae. When colonies were touched with a loop and the loop lifted vertically from the surface of the agar plate, mucoid isolates adhered to the loop as it was lifted from the plate. (Figure first presented at the 36th annual conference of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, Denver, Colorado, USA, 1998.)

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1Deceased.

2The International Klebsiella Study Group comprises the previously named authors plus Jose Maria Casellas, Gordon Trenholme, Joseph McCormack, Sunita Mohapatra, and Lutfiye Mulazimoglu.

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