Klebsiella aerogenes

Klebsiella aerogenes


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General Information

Fermenting gram negative rod, of the Enterobacteriaceae family

GI flora, especially in hospitalized patients.

Infection usually in nosocomial setting.

Nosocomial infections:

  •  Pneumonia (HAP)
  • UTI
  •  Wound infections
  • Prosthetic device and line infections

Previously known as Enterobacter aerogenes

May require contact precautions if highly resistant.