Klebsiella

Common Name(s)

Klebsiella

Klebsiella is a type of bacteria that can cause different types of infections including pneumonia, bloodstream infections, wound or surgical site infections, and meningitis. Klebsiella bacteria are normally found in the human intestines, where they do not cause disease. They are also found in human stool (feces). In hospitals, Klebsiella infections commonly occur among sick patients who are receiving treatment for other conditions. Those whose care requires devices like ventilators (breathing machines) or intravenous (vein) catheters, or long courses of certain antibiotics are most at risk for Klebsiella infections. Healthy people usually do not get Klebsiella infections. To get a Klebsiella infection, a person must be exposed to the bacteria.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Klebsiella" returned 1423 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Colistin resistance superimposed to endemic carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae: a rapidly evolving problem in Italy, November 2013 to April 2014.
 

Author(s): M Monaco, T Giani, M Raffone, F Arena, A Garcia-Fernandez, S Pollini, , H Grundmann, A Pantosti, G M Rossolini

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Consecutive non-replicate clinical isolates (n=191) of carbapenem non-susceptible Enterobacteriaceae were collected from 21 hospital laboratories across Italy from November 2013 to April 2014 as part of the European Survey on Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (EuSCAPE) project. ...

Last Updated: 31 Oct 2014

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Nosocomial infections by Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase producing enterobacteria in a teaching hospital.
 

Author(s): Gabriela Seibert, Rosmari Hörner, Bettina Holzschuh Meneghetti, Roselene Alves Righi, Nara Lucia Frasson Dal Forno, Adenilde Salla

Journal: Einstein (Sao Paulo). 2014 Sep;12(3):282-6.

 

To analyze the profile of patients with microorganisms resistant to carbapenems, and the prevalence of the enzyme Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase in interobacteriaceae.

Last Updated: 9 Oct 2014

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Severe community onset healthcare-associated Clostridium difficile infection complicated by carbapenemase producing Klebsiella pneumoniae bloodstream infection.
 

Author(s): Simone Giuliano, Maurizio Guastalegname, Miryam Jenco, Andrea Morelli, Marco Falcone, Mario Venditti

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Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) and Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase producing-Klebsiella pneumoniae (KPC-Kp) bloodstream infection (BSI) are emerging health-care associated (HCA) diseases of public health concern, in terms of morbidity, mortality, and insufficient response ...

Last Updated: 9 Sep 2014

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The terms "Klebsiella" returned 20 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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