Klebsiella oxytoca


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General Information

Fermenting, gram-negative rod of the Enterobacteriaceae family.

Normal GI flora.

  • UTI

  • Can cause nosocomial infections similar to Klebsiella pneumoniae

  • There is evidence that this organism may cause colitis associated with antimicrobial use

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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