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.
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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.
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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
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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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The types of cross-reactive antibodies produced following Klebsiella infections will determine the anatomical location of the pathological lesions, especially in AS.
Wilson, "A possible link between Crohn's disease and ankylosing spondylitis via Klebsiella infections," Clinical Rheumatology, vol.
Carbapenems, aminoglycosides, and quinolones are other medications used to treat Klebsiella infections. These drugs are often used as monotherpy or in combination with each other, and should be given for at least 14 days.
Klebsiella infections tend to occur in people with a deprived immune sys-tem such as in diabetic.
On the other hand, several classification systems based on Klebsiella infections has been proposed and thereby international nomenclature has changed and taxon identification could be cumbersome, especially for environmental species (2).
Referring to New Zealand, she said the annual survey on the prevalence of methicillin-resistant staphylcococcus aureus (MRSA) revealed up to 7000 MRSA isolates a month but ecoli and klebsiella infections were causing more problems than MRSA.
The geographic diversity of Klebsiella infections possibly results from interaction between bacterial variables, host variables (for example, defects in host defense caused by diabetes mellitus or alcoholism), socioeconomic factors, and possibly genetic susceptibility in different racial groups.
Caused by bacteria found in the colon, klebsiella infections generally show themselves as urogenital infections in animals.
Other authors recommend treating severe Klebsiella infections with an aminoglycoside and cephalosporin to take advantage of the synergistic bactericidal effect of these two agents in combination.
Klebsiella infections refers to several different types of healthcare-associated infections that are all caused by the Klebsiella bacteria, including pneumonia, bloodstream infections, wound or surgical site infections, and meningitis.
Klebsiella infections are far more prevalent in health care settings than in the community.