Klebsiella pneumoniae


See 'Additional Information'
See 'Additional Information'

General Information

Pathogen information

Fermenting gram negative rod, of the Enterobacteriaceae family.

Associated syndromes

In healthy hosts, can cause:

  • UTI

  • Nasty pneumonias (Friedlanders disease)

  • Liver abscesses

Nosocomial infection:

  • UTI

  • ¬†Pneumonia

  • ¬†Intra-abdominal and biliary infection

  • ¬†Prosthetic material and vascular catheter infection

Additional Information

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

Treatment of choice for ESBL strains is a carbapenem.