Klebsiella pneumoniae

Precautions

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General Information

Gram negative bacilli

Normal flora of the human gastrointestinal tract.

Can be associated with a wide variety of infections ranging from urinary tract infections to life-threatening pneumonia, liver abscesses, endophthalmitis and bacteremia.

Patients may require contact precautions in cases of extended spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL), carbapenemase (KPC) and metallo-beta lactamases (MBL).