Prevalence of HV phenotype among clinical K. pneumoniae isolates. (A) A mucoviscous string formed between an inoculation loop and the colony of a HV-positive strain. (B) Occurrence of HV-positive (black columns) or HV-negative (white columns) isolates in patients with or without diabetic mellitus (DM or Non-DM). (C) Prevalence of HV-positive K. pneumoniae among patients suffering from various infections, including KLA, non-hepatic abscess, pneumonia, primary bacteremia, and secondary bacteremia. (D) Dendrogram of the HV-positive strain 1112 and-negative strain 1084. Genetic similarities were calculated using UPGMA.