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 1451 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Control of carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae: a region-wide intervention.
 

Author(s): C Gagliotti, V Cappelli, E Carretto, M Marchi, A Pan, P Ragni, M Sarti, R Suzzi, G A Tura, M L Moro,

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Starting in 2010, there was a sharp increase in infections caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae resistant to carbapenems in the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy. A region-wide intervention to control the spread of carbapenemase-producing K. pneumoniae (CPKP) in Emilia-Romagna was carried ...

Last Updated: 7 Nov 2014

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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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[Risk factors for Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae colonization in neonates].
 

Author(s): Ming-Sheng Ma, Dan-Hua Wang, Xiu-Jing Sun, Zheng-Hong Li, Chen Wang

Journal: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi. 2014 Oct;16(10):970-4.

 

To identify risk factors for Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (KPC-Kp) colonization in neonates hospitalized in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

Last Updated: 25 Oct 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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