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Community-acquired meningitis caused by a CG86 hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae strain: first case report in the Caribbean

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, December 2016
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Title
Community-acquired meningitis caused by a CG86 hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae strain: first case report in the Caribbean
Published in
BMC Infectious Diseases, December 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12879-016-2065-2
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Authors

Bénédicte Melot, Sylvain Brisse, Sébastien Breurec, Virginie Passet, Edith Malpote, Isabelle Lamaury, Guillaume Thiery, Bruno Hoen

Abstract

Community-acquired bacterial meningitis due to Klebsiella pneumoniae has mainly been described in Southeast Asia and has a poor prognosis. Severe invasive infections caused by K. pneumoniae, including meningitis, are often due to hypervirulent strains (hvKP), which are characterized by capsular serotypes K1 and K2, a gene responsible for hypermucoviscosity, and the cluster for synthesis of the siderophore aerobactin. A 55 year old man with a history of essential hypertension, benign prostate hyperplasia, hyperlipidemia, obstructive sleep apnea, and chronic alcoholism was admitted for meningitis due to Klebsiella pneumoniae with a wild-type susceptibility profile. Its genomic features were consistent with a capsular K2 strain belonging to clonal group 86 (CG86) displaying the large virulence of Klebsiella plasmid (pLVPK) with heavy metal resistance gene clusters, aerobactin, rmpA. This is the first case of community-acquired meningitis caused by a hypervirulent strain of hvKP ever reported in the Caribbean.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 49 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 10 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 10%
Student > Master 5 10%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 6%
Other 6 12%
Unknown 15 31%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 14 29%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 6%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 4%
Other 5 10%
Unknown 17 35%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 June 2017.
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#6,519,782
of 11,389,380 outputs
Outputs from BMC Infectious Diseases
#1,938
of 4,231 outputs
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#149,420
of 318,731 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Infectious Diseases
#83
of 189 outputs
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