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 1298 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Investigation of class 1 integrons in Klebsiella pneumoniae clinical and microbiota isolates belonging to different phylogenetic groups in Recife, State of Pernambuco.
 

Author(s): Alexsandra Maria Silva Lima, Maíra Espíndola Silva de Melo, Luiz Carlos Alves, Fábio André Brayner, Ana Catarina Souza Lopes

Journal: Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop.. ;47(2):165-9.

 

The high prevalence of Klebsiella pneumoniae infections is related to the ability of K. pneumoniae to acquire and disseminate exogenous genes associated with mobile elements, such as R plasmids, transposons and integrons. This study investigated the presence of class 1 integrons in ...

Last Updated: 27 May 2014

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Emergence of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella Pneumoniae strains producing KPC-3 in Brescia Hospital, Italy.
 

Author(s): Silvia Corbellini, Francesca Caccuri, Marina Gelmi, Maria Antonia De Francesco, Simona Fiorentini, Arnaldo Caruso, Cinzia Giagulli

Journal: New Microbiol.. 2014 Apr;37(2):177-83.

 

Carbapenem-resistant K. pneumoniae has recently been reported as a new multidrug-resistant nosocomial pathogen. This study reports the emergence of carbapenem-resistant K. pneumoniae strains in Brescia Civic Hospital, Italy. Different samples, collected from April 2012 to February ...

Last Updated: 26 May 2014

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Molecular dissection of the evolution of carbapenem-resistant multilocus sequence type 258 Klebsiella pneumoniae.
 

Author(s): Frank R Deleo, Liang Chen, Stephen F Porcella, Craig A Martens, Scott D Kobayashi, Adeline R Porter, Kalyan D Chavda, Michael R Jacobs, Barun Mathema, Randall J Olsen, Robert A Bonomo, James M Musser, Barry N Kreiswirth

Journal: Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.. 2014 Apr;111(13):4988-93.

 

Infections caused by drug-resistant bacteria are a major problem worldwide. Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae, most notably isolates classified as multilocus sequence type (ST) 258, have emerged as an important cause of hospital deaths. ST258 isolates are predominantly multidrug ...

Last Updated: 7 Apr 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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