Klebsiella oxytoca

Precautions

Routine Practices
Routine Practices

General Information

Pathogen information

Fermenting gram negative rod, of the Enterobacteriaceae family

Epidemiology

Normal GI flora

Associated syndromes

UTI, can cause nosocomial infections similar to Klebsiella pneumoniae.

There is evidence that this organism may cause colitis associated with antimicrobial use.

Additional Information

May require contact precautions if highly resistant i.e. ESBL, carbapenem resistant

Treatment of choice for ESBL strains is a carbapenem