Klebsiella oxytoca

Precautions

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General Information

Fermenting Gram-negative rod, of the Enterobacteriaceae family

Normal GI flora

  • Urinary tract infections

  • Intra-abdominal and biliary infection

  • Hospital acquired pneumonia

  • Liver abscesses

  • Endogenous endophthalmitis

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

Treatment of choice for invasive ESBL strains is a carbapenem

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