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 1507 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Bacterial Meningitis Caused by Hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae Capsular Genotype K54 with Development of Granuloma-like Nodal Enhancement in the Brain during the Subacute Phase.
 

Author(s): Yudai Iwasaki, Ryota Inokuchi, Sohei Harada, Kotaro Aoki, Yoshikazu Ishii, Kazuaki Shinohara

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2017 ;56(3):373-376.

 

A 72-year-old man was admitted to the emergency department due to coma. The cerebrospinal fluid cell count was 40,080 cells/μL, and Klebsiella pneumoniae was detected on culture. Stretching the bacterial colonies on an agar plate showed the formation of a viscous string with a length ...

Last Updated: 3 Feb 2017

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The terms "Klebsiella" returned 25 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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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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Clinical and Molecular Epidemiology of Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase-Producing Klebsiella spp.: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses.
 

Author(s): Tirza C Hendrik, Anne F Voor In 't Holt, Margreet C Vos

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Healthcare-related infections caused by extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Klebsiella spp. are of major concern. To control transmission, deep understanding of the transmission mechanisms is needed. This systematic review aimed to identify risk factors and sources, ...

Last Updated: 21 Oct 2015

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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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