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.

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

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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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Practical methods using boronic acid compounds for identification of class C beta-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli.
Carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae: molecular and genetic decoding.
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Application of zwitterionic detergent to the solubilization of Klebsiella pneumoniae outer membrane proteins for two-dimensional gel electrophoresis.
Approach to Carbapenemases Detection in Klebsiella pneumoniae in Routine Diagnostic Laboratories.
Virulence profiles and antibiotic susceptibility patterns of Klebsiella pneumoniae strains isolated from different clinical specimens.
Extended spectrum beta lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae infections: A review of the literature.
Novel carbapenem-hydrolyzing [beta]-lactamase, KPC-1, from a carbapenem-resistant strain of Klebsiella pneumoniae. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2001;45:1151-61.
Tres semanas mas tarde, desarrollo una bacteremia refractaria por Klebsiella pneumoniae productora de carbapenemasa (KPC, por sus siglas en ingles).
coli followed by Klebsiella, while in NSICU Klebsiella pneumoniae was the most common isolate.
Background: Klebsiella pneumoniae (KP) is a pathogen commonly causing nosocomial infection.