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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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.
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.
Carbapenems, aminoglycosides, and quinolones are other medications used to treat Klebsiella infections.
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.
It also reviews key players involved in the therapeutic development for Klebsiella Infections.
Klebsiella infections are far more prevalent in health care settings than in the community.