Klebsiella

Common Name(s)

Klebsiella

Klebsiella infections refer 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. Healthy people usually do not get Klebsiella infections. However, people who are hospitalized and receiving treatment for other conditions may be susceptible to these infections. In healthcare settings, people who require long courses of antibiotics and/or devices such as ventilators (breathing machines) or intravenous (vein) catheters are at the most risk for Klebsiella infections. These infections are often treated with antibiotics, although some Klebsiella bacteria may be resistant to certain types of antibiotics.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Klebsiella" returned 1427 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Novel cord-like structures on MRI in a case of hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae.
 

Author(s): Keiji Takahashi, Atsushi Miura, Tetsuo Yamaguchi, Masayuki Kanematsu

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2015 ;54(3):355-6.

 

Last Updated: 9 Mar 2015

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Clinical features and computed tomography characteristics of non-Klebsiella pneumoniae liver abscesses in elderly (>65 years) and nonelderly patients.
 

Author(s): Chih-Weim Hsiang, Chang-Hsien Liu, Hsiu-Lung Fan, Kai-Hsiung Ko, Chih-Yung Yu, Hong-Hau Wang, Wen-I Liao, Hsian-He Hsu, Wei-Chou Chang

Journal: Yonsei Med. J.. 2015 Mar;56(2):519-28.

 

To compare the clinical and computed tomography (CT) appearances of liver abscesses caused by non-Klebsiella pneumoniae bacterial pathogens in elderly and nonelderly patients.

Last Updated: 16 Feb 2015

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Evaluation of phenotypic tests for detection of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase and metallo-beta-lactamase in clinical isolates of Escherichia coli and Klebsiella species.
 

Author(s): Kalpana Chauhan, Anita Pandey, Ashish K Asthana, Molly Madan

Journal: Indian J Pathol Microbiol. ;58(1):31-5.

 

Carbapenemase production is an important mechanism responsible for carbapenem resistance.

Last Updated: 12 Feb 2015

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The terms "Klebsiella" returned 21 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae and hematologic malignancies.
 

Author(s): Livio Pagano, Morena Caira, Enrico Maria Trecarichi, Teresa Spanu, Roberta Di Blasi, Simona Sica, Maurizio Sanguinetti, Mario Tumbarello

Journal: Emerging Infect. Dis.. 2014 Jul;20(7):1235-6.

 

Last Updated: 25 Jun 2014

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The link between ankylosing spondylitis, Crohn's disease, Klebsiella, and starch consumption.
 

Author(s): Taha Rashid, Clyde Wilson, Alan Ebringer

Journal: Clin. Dev. Immunol.. 2013 ;2013():872632.

 

Both ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and Crohn's disease (CD) are chronic and potentially disabling interrelated conditions, which have been included under the group of spondyloarthropathies. The results of a large number of studies support the idea that an enteropathic pathogen, Klebsiella ...

Last Updated: 19 Jun 2013

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Hypervirulent (hypermucoviscous) Klebsiella pneumoniae: a new and dangerous breed.
 

Author(s): Alyssa S Shon, Rajinder P S Bajwa, Thomas A Russo

Journal: Virulence. 2013 Feb;4(2):107-18.

 

A new hypervirulent (hypermucoviscous) variant of Klebsiella pneumoniae has emerged. First described in the Asian Pacific Rim, it now increasingly recognized in Western countries. Defining clinical features are the ability to cause serious, life-threatening community-acquired infection ...

Last Updated: 18 Feb 2013

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Probiotics for Eradication of Carbapenem Resistant Klebsiella Pneumonia
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Anti-Biotic Resistance; Klebsiella Pneumoniae

 

Last Updated: 24 Jul 2008

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SDD for Eradicating CRKP Carriage
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Carriers of Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella Pneumonia

 

Last Updated: 3 Jan 2013

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Antibiotics for Klebsiella Liver Abscess Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Liver Abscess, Pyogenic

 

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2013

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