Klebsiella

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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 1710 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Occult community acquired Klebsiella pneumoniae purulent meningitis in an adult: A case report.
 

Author(s): Kai-Chuang Yang, Tejashwi Shrestha, Manish Kolakshyapati, Ling-Fei Shi, Zheng Wang, Min Li, Lin Lou, Jia Zhou

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jun;97(25):e11017.

 

Klebsiella pneumonia (K. pneumonia), primarily a hospital-acquired pathogen, can cause a variety of deep-seated infections with significant morbidities. However, in the current scenario of global rise in antibiotic abuse, unexpected infection could be caused by K. pneumoniae.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Management of multi drug resistant endogenous endophthalmitis with intravitreal and systemic colistin.
 

Author(s): Mohit Dogra, Mansi Sharma, Deeksha Katoch, Mangat Dogra

Journal: Indian J Ophthalmol. 2018 04;66(4):596-597.

 

We report a case of a 35-year-old male with a pancreatic pseudocyst, who developed bilateral endogenous endophthalmitis, 4 days after surgical drainage of the pseudocyst. Bacterial cultures of the pancreatic drain fluid and the vitreous tap showed the growth of Klebsiella pneumoniae. ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Molecular epidemiology and drug resistant mechanism in carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae isolated from pediatric patients in Shanghai, China.
 

Author(s): Xingyu Zhang, Di Chen, Guifeng Xu, Weichun Huang, Xing Wang

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Infection by carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CR-KP) is a public health challenge worldwide, in particular among children, which was associated with high morbidity and mortality rates. There was limited data in pediatric populations, thus this study aimed to investigate ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Klebsiella" returned 33 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A Klebsiella pneumoniae liver abscess presenting with myasthenia and tea-colored urine: A case report and review of 77 cases of bacterial rhabdomyolysis.
 

Author(s): Lihua Deng, Rong Jia, Wei Li, Qian Xue, Jie Liu, Yide Miao, Jingtong Wang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(51):e9458.

 

Rhabdomyolysis is a well-known syndrome in clinical practice, although rhabdomyolysis caused by a liver abscess is rarely reported and the patient may lack symptoms that are associated with a primary site of infection. Early recognition of this possibility is needed to avoid diagnostic ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Antimicrobial Resistance of Hypervirulent : Epidemiology, Hypervirulence-Associated Determinants, and Resistance Mechanisms.
 

Author(s): Chang-Ro Lee, Jung Hun Lee, Kwang Seung Park, Jeong Ho Jeon, Young Bae Kim, Chang-Jun Cha, Byeong Chul Jeong, Sang Hee Lee

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is one of the most clinically relevant species in immunocompromised individuals responsible for community-acquired and nosocomial infections, including pneumonias, urinary tract infections, bacteremias, and liver abscesses. Since the mid-1980s, hypervirulent , generally associated ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Triple combination antibiotic therapy for carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): David M Jacobs, M Courtney Safir, Dennis Huang, Faisal Minhaj, Adam Parker, Gauri G Rao

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The spread of carbapenemase-producing K. pneumoniae (CPKP) has become a significant problem worldwide. Combination therapy for CPKP is encouraging, but polymyxin resistance to many antibiotics is hampering effective treatment. Combination therapy with three or more antibiotics is ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Epidemiological Characteristics and Treatment Protocol for Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella Pneumoniae in China
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Klebsiella Pneumoniae Infection

 

Last Updated: 9 Aug 2017

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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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Polymyxin B Monotherapy vs Combination Therapy in Critically Ill Patients With Multi-drug Resistant Pathogens
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Trauma; Resistant Infection; Critical Illness

 

Last Updated: 14 May 2018

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