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 1523 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

mcr-1 Colistin Resistance in ESBL-Producing Klebsiella pneumoniae, France.
 

Author(s): Yvan Caspar, Mylène Maillet, Patricia Pavese, Gilles Francony, Jean-Paul Brion, Marie-Reine Mallaret, Richard Bonnet, Frédéric Robin, Racha Beyrouthy, Max Maurin

Journal: Emerging Infect. Dis.. 2017 May;23(5):874-876.

 

We report intestinal carriage of an extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae strain with high-level resistance to colistin (MIC 24 mg/L) in a patient in France who had been hospitalized for fungal meningitis. The strain had the mcr-1 plasmid gene and an inactivated ...

Last Updated: 18 Apr 2017

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Colibactin Contributes to the Hypervirulence of pks(+) K1 CC23 Klebsiella pneumoniae in Mouse Meningitis Infections.
 

Author(s): Min-Chi Lu, Ying-Tsong Chen, Ming-Ko Chiang, Yao-Chen Wang, Pei-Yi Hsiao, Yi-Jhen Huang, Ching-Ting Lin, Ching-Chang Cheng, Chih-Lung Liang, Yi-Chyi Lai

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Klebsiella pneumoniae is the most common pathogen of community-acquired meningitis in Taiwan. However, the lack of a physiologically relevant meningitis model for K. pneumoniae has impeded research into its pathogenesis mechanism. Based on the core genome MLST analyses, the hypervirulent ...

Last Updated: 14 Apr 2017

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Increasing Resistance to Extended-Spectrum Cephalosporins, Fluoroquinolone, and Carbapenem in Gram-Negative Bacilli and the Emergence of Carbapenem Non-Susceptibility in Klebsiella pneumoniae: Analysis of Korean Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (KARMS) Data From 2013 to 2015.
 

Author(s): Dokyun Kim, Ji Young Ahn, Chae Hoon Lee, Sook Jin Jang, Hyukmin Lee, Dongeun Yong, Seok Hoon Jeong, Kyungwon Lee

Journal: Ann Lab Med. 2017 May;37(3):231-239.

 

National surveillance of antimicrobial resistance becomes more important for the control of antimicrobial resistance and determination of treatment guidelines. We analyzed Korean Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (KARMS) data collected from 2013 to 2015.

Last Updated: 22 Feb 2017

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The terms "Klebsiella" returned 26 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Systematic review and meta-analysis of mortality of patients infected with carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae.
 

Author(s): Liangfei Xu, Xiaoxi Sun, Xiaoling Ma

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Carbapenem resistant K. pneumoniae (CRKP) has aroused widespread attention owing to its very limited therapeutic options, and this strain has increased rapidly in recent years. Although it is accepted that drug resistance is associated with increased mortality in general, but some ...

Last Updated: 30 Mar 2017

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A structural, epidemiological & genetic overview of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemases (KPCs).
 

Author(s): C H Swathi, Rosy Chikala, K S Ratnakar, V Sritharan

Journal: Indian J. Med. Res.. 2016 Jul;144(1):21-31.

 

Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemases (KPCs) are plasmid encoded carbapenem hydrolyzing enzymes which have the potential to spread widely through gene transfer. The instability of upstream region of blaKPC accelerates emergence of different isoforms. Routine antibiotic susceptibility ...

Last Updated: 11 Nov 2016

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Epidemic potential of Escherichia coli ST131 and Klebsiella pneumoniae ST258: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): M J D Dautzenberg, M R Haverkate, M J M Bonten, M C J Bootsma

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Observational studies have suggested that Escherichia coli sequence type (ST) 131 and Klebsiella pneumoniae ST258 have hyperendemic properties. This would be obvious from continuously high incidence and/or prevalence of carriage or infection with these bacteria in specific patient ...

Last Updated: 18 Mar 2016

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Antibiotics for Klebsiella Liver Abscess Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Liver Abscess, Pyogenic

 

Last Updated: 13 Apr 2017

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Sitafloxacin and Ertapenem Treatment for Acute Urinary Tract Infection Caused by E. Coli or K. Pneumoniae in Post-kidney Transplantation Patients
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Anti-Infective Agents, Urinary; Escherichia Coli Infections; Klebsiella Infections; Kidney Transplantation; Urinary Tract Infections

 

Last Updated: 31 Mar 2016

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