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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First clinical cases of OXA-48-producing carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in the United States: the "menace" arrives in the new world.
This approval was based in part on data that found AVYCAZ demonstrated in vitro activity against Enterobacteriaceae in the presence of some beta-lactamases and ESBLs of the following groups: TEM, SHV, CTX-M, Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPCs), AmpC, and certain oxacillinases (OXA).
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In addition to causing intrapulmonary shunting, Klebsiella pneumoniae is a necrotizing disease process, as evidenced by alveolar wall destruction.
Historically, in Western countries, classical strains of Klebsiella pneumoniae have caused infections mostly in sick, hospitalized patients whose host defense systems are compromised," said Thomas Russo, MD, professor in the Department of Medicine at the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and head of its Infectious Disease Division.
Gram-negative pathogens such as Escherichia coll Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii are commonly associated with intra-abdominal sepsis and pneumonia in critical patients (Doumith et ah, 2009; Jung et al.
In vitro activity of erta-penem and other carbapenems against extended-spectrum beta-lactamase producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae clinical isolates in a tertiary care center in Turkey.
Klebsiella pneumoniae is an important nosocomial pathogen that has the potential to cause severe infections, particularly in intensive care units and amongst pediatric patients (1).
Klebsiella pneumoniae is a successful opportunistic pathogen associated with various ailments such as urinary tract infections, septicaemia, respiratory tract infections and diarrhoea (1).