Klebsiella pneumoniae


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General Information

Fermenting gram negative rod, of the Enterobacteriaceae family

  • UTI

  • Severe pneumonias (Friedlanders disease)

  • Liver abscesses

  • Prosthetic material and vascular catheter infection

  • intraabdominal, biliary infection

May require contact precautions if highly resistant i.e. ESBL, carbapenem resistant.

Treatment of choice for ESBL strains is a carbapenem.

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