Klebsiella pneumoniae


See 'Additional Information'
See 'Additional Information'

General Information

Pathogen information

Gram negative bacilli


Normal flora of the human gastrointestinal tract.

Associated syndromes

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

Additional Information

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