Klebsiella pneumoniae

Precautions

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General Information

Fermenting gram negative rod, of the Enterobacteriaceae family

In healthy hosts, can cause UTI, nasty pneumonias (Friedlanders disease) and liver abscesses.

Nosocomial infection: UTI, pneumonia, intra-abdominal and biliary infection, prosthetic material and vascular catheter infection

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

Treatment of choice for ESBL strains is a carbapenem