Hepatic abscess by klebsiella pneumoniae in a type 2 diabetic


  • Gabrielle Rodrigues Tussolini
  • Amanda França Silva Aguiar
  • Gabriella Fonseca de Jesus Mesquita
  • Dayene Bueno Cruvinel de Lima
  • Érick Nathan Barbosa da Silva
  • Guilherme Augusto Pivoto João
  • Kamila Simões Sales Internal




Liver abscess, Klebsiella Pneumoniae, Diabetes Mellitus


Klebsiella Pneumoniae is a potentially lethal superbug whose likelihood of causing pyogenic liver abscess is already known. The following report describes the clinical case of a 65 years old diabetic, who had dark fever, abdominal pain and nausea. The patient had been diagnosed with a pyogenic liver abscess caused by the microorganism Klebsiella Pneumoniae. The study aims to emphasize to the public the importance of strict glycemic control to potentially reduce the predisposition to infections. It details the adopted diagnostic approach, therapeutic conduct composed mainly of antibiotic therapy, its clinical evolution and its outcome.