Pneumonia due to pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza virus andKlebsiella pneumoniae capsular serotype K16 in a patient with nasopharyngeal cancer
Chih-Cheng Lai, Pei-Lin Lee, Che-Kim Tan, Yu-Tsung Huang, Chiang-Lian Kao, Jin-Town Wang, Po-Ren Hsueh
Received: December 22, 2010
Revised: January 21, 2011
Accepted: February 20, 2011
Background and purpose:
Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Staphylococcus aureus and group A Streptoccocus, but no Klebsiella pneumoniae were responsible for bacterial coinfections during the 2009 and previous influenza pandemics. We hereby report a case with concurrent bacteremic pneumonia due to an unusual capsular serotype K16 K. pneumoniae and pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza in a patient with nasopharyngeal cancer. Such a coinfection has not previously been described.
Capsular serotype K16, Concurrent infection, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pandemic (H1N1) 2009