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how do you get klebsiella pneumoniae

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Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Klebsiella is not a sexually transmitted infection.

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Plasmid/selection: Bacterial resistance is either transmitted between members by something called a plasmid, a small circle of dna that carries the resistance genes. Th ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Morton Levitt
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In general, no!: K oxytoca is a strong pathogen, and may cause serious infections, among them, pneumonia. Although it colonizes the nasal passages, it's presence in th ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Klebsiella pneumonia: It can be transmitted from person to person contact. It usually doesn’t occur in people who are healthy overall. In medical settings people who have ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Bacillus: Klebsiella is a gram negative bacillus found in the intestines that may cause pneumonia, urinary tract infections and one form of the bug is associate ... Read More
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A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
UTI?: Is this a urine culture? As "pneumoniae" sugguests, this species of Klebsiella can cause pneumonia, but it mostly causes urinary tract infection (UTI) ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natraj Katta
18 years experience Hospital-based practice
Infection: Where is the growth? Urine or sputum? Either way you need antibiotics as it means infection.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Semiquantification: Moderate growth, or scant growth or heavy growth, of an organism is a way of quantifying the amount of organisms in a culture. This does not mean tha ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Hardin
35 years experience Wound care
If infection suspect: Checking for infection is general you rarely can suspect klebsiella but a culture grows 1 or more bacteria type. It is isolated in another culture an ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Klebsiella pneumoni: Is your daughter immuno deficient? One possible way could be through a urinary tract infection brought on by fecal contamination. The urinary tract i ... Read More

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