publication . Article . 2014

Fatal Klebsiella pneumoniae meningitis in a patient with diabetes mellitus and Hansen's disease.

Vani Gopal; T Mangaiyarkarasi; R Gopal;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2014 Journal: Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology, volume 57, page 139 (issn: 0377-4929, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Medknow
Abstract
Klebsiella is a Gram-negative bacterium that causes different types of health care-associated infections including pneumonia, bloodstream infections, surgical site infections and meningitis. We report here a case of Klebsiella pneumoniae meningitis in a patient with diabetes mellitus and Hansen's disease. A middle-aged man with a known case of diabetes mellitus and Hansen's disease presented with the complaints of blurred vision in the left eye and the patient was found to have cataract. Patient was operated for cataract and Intraocular lens implanted. Patient developed headache and vomiting on the 4 th post-operative day. Lumbar puncture was carried out and gra...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: genetic structureseye diseases
free text keywords: Pathology and Forensic Medicine, Microbiology (medical), General Medicine, Gram staining, law.invention, law, Klebsiella, biology.organism_classification, biology, Meningitis, medicine.disease, medicine, Blurred vision, medicine.symptom, business.industry, business, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Vomiting, Diabetes mellitus, Pediatrics, medicine.medical_specialty, Lumbar puncture, medicine.diagnostic_test, Diabetes, Hansen′s, Klebsiella pneumoniae meningitis, Pathology, RB1-214, Microbiology, QR1-502
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