Klebsiella pneumoniae

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Klebsiella pneumoniae

[‚kleb·zē′el·ə nə′mō·nē‚ī]
(microbiology)
An encapsulated pathogenic bacterium that causes severe pneumonitis in humans. Formerly known as Friedlander's bacillus; pneumobacillus.
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Healthy people usually do not get Klebsiella infections.
The primary safety concern for IL-23 inhibitors appears to be increased infection risk, although patients with genetic diseases connected to the IL-23/Thl7 pathway already are at increased risk for infections such as candidiasis, mycobacteriosis, salmonellosis, and staphylococcal and Klebsiella infections, Dr.
Klebsiella infections usually occur among patients receiving other treatment and scientists found the bug survives inside white blood cells which are meant to protect the body.
The seven patients who died of bloodstream Klebsiella infections had immune systems weakened by cancer, anti-rejection drugs given after organ transplants and genetic disorders.
Klebsiella infections are more prevalent in health care settings than in the community and are responsible for most urinary, gastrointestinal, and respiratory tract infections, accounting for approximately 8% of all nosocomial infections.
One-third of Acinetobacter and 7% of Klebsiella infections reported to the National Healthcare Safety Network between 2006 and 2008 were resistant to all commonly used antibiotics.
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.