Klebsiella pneumoniae

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Kleb·si·el·la pneu·mo·ni·ae

a bacterial species found in soil and water, on grain, and in the intestinal tract of humans and other animals; it also occurs in association with several pathologic conditions, urinary tract infections, sputum, feces, and metritis in mares; capsular types 1, 2, and 3 of this organism may be causative agents in pneumonia; organisms previously identified as nonmotile strains of Aerobacter aerogenes are now placed in this species; it is the type species of Klebsiella.

Klebsiella pneumoniae

Etymology: Theodore A.E. Klebs; Gk, pneumon, lung
a species of gram-negative, nonmotile bacteria found in soil, water, cereal grains, and the intestinal tract of humans and other animals. It is associated with several pathological conditions, including pneumonia. It is commonly implicated in nosocomial urinary tract infections, especially in immunocompromised patients. Also called Friedländer's bacillus.
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Klebsiella pneumonia

Kleb·si·el·la pneu·mo·ni·ae

(kleb-sē-el'ă nū-mō'nē-ē)
A bacterial species found in soil and water, on grain, and in the intestinal tract of humans and other animals; it also occurs in association with several pathologic conditions, urinary tract infections, sputum, feces, and metritis in mares; capsular types 1, 2, and 3 of this organism may be causative agents in pneumonia; commonly associated with lobar pneumonia among hospitalized patients.
Synonym(s): Friedländer bacillus.

Klebs,

Theodor Albrecht Edwin, German physician, 1834-1913.
Klebsiella - a genus of bacteria (family Enterobacteriaceae) that occurs in the respiratory, intestinal, and urogenital tracts of humans as well as in soil, water, and grain.
Klebs disease
Klebs-Loeffler bacillus - a species that causes diphtheria and produces a powerful exotoxin causing degeneration of various tissues, notably myocardium. Synonym(s): Corynebacterium diphtheriae
Klebsiella oxytoca
Klebsiella pneumoniae - Synonym(s): Friedländer bacillus

Klebsiella

a genus of gram-negative bacteria in the tribe Klebsiellae, family Enterobacteriaceae. Includes K. mobilis (syn. Enterobacter aerogenes).

Klebsiella pneumoniae
carried in the vestibule of the vagina, urethra and clitoridal fossa of the mare as normal flora, but invasion of the cervix and uterus does occur, causing metritis and infertility. An occasional cause of bovine mastitis, hematogenous osteomyelitis originating in pulmonary lesions in cattle, bronchopneumonia in dogs, and pyothorax in horses.

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Q. What is KLEBSIELLA PNEUMONIAE 0.00

A. Klebsiella is a bacteria that can cause different types of infections such as a urinary tract infection or pneumonia, and is considered a not very common pathogen among patients in the community (meaning outside the hospital). It is known as a pathogen that attacks hospitalized patients at a higher frequency and needds good antibiotic treatment.

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