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 1315 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Depolymerase improves gentamicin efficacy during Klebsiella pneumoniae induced murine infection.
 

Author(s): Shruti Bansal, Kusum Harjai, Sanjay Chhibber

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Presence of capsule enhances the virulence of bacteria that cause pneumonia, meningitis, cystic fibrosis, dental caries, periodontitis. Capsule is an important virulence factor for Klebsiella pneumoniae and infections due to this pathogen have been associated with high mortality rates. ...

Last Updated: 29 Aug 2014

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Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing klebsiella pneumoniae causing peritonitis in a patient on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis.
 

Author(s): Sanjay Vikrant, Ramesh Chander Guleria

Journal: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2014 Jul;25(4):888-9.

 

Last Updated: 27 Jun 2014

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Molecular characterization of clinical multidrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates.
 

Author(s): Xiaoli Cao, Xuejing Xu, Zhifeng Zhang, Han Shen, Junhao Chen, Kui Zhang

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Klebsiella pneumoniae is a frequent nosocomial pathogen, with the multidrug-resistant (MDR) K. pneumoniae being a major public health concern, frequently causing difficult-to-treat infections worldwide. The aim of this study was to investigate the molecular characterization of clinical ...

Last Updated: 4 Jun 2014

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The terms "Klebsiella" returned 18 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Treatment of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC) infections: a review of published case series and case reports.
 

Author(s): Grace C Lee, David S Burgess

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The emergence of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemases (KPCs) producing bacteria has become a significant global public health challenge while the optimal treatment remains undefined. We performed a systematic review of published studies and reports of treatment outcomes of KPC infections ...

Last Updated: 24 Jan 2013

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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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Colonization With Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase (ESBL)-Producing Organisms
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Escherichia Coli Infections; Klebsiella Pneumonia

 

Last Updated: 2 Feb 2013

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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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