Hypermucoviscous Klebsiella pneumoniae pneumonia: follow the string!
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KeywordsProstate Cancer Oxygen Saturation Lactic Acid Cefotaxime Acute Kidney Injury
The authors want to thank Prof. J.D. Ricard for his advice on the manuscript.
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Conflicts of interest
Jonathan Messika received consultancy fees from Basilea Pharmaceutica.
The string test is performed by stretching a bacterial colony on an agar plate with a loop. This maneuver allows the formation of a viscous string greater than 5 mm when the strain exhibits a hypermucoviscous phenotype