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How do you get klebsiella pneumoniae

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
No: Klebsiella is not a sexually transmitted infection.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Hoanswered
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
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
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Morton Levitt
A Verified Doctoranswered
Pathology, Anatomic and Clinical 50 years experience
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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
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
A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natraj Katta
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice 20 years experience
Infection: Where is the growth? Urine or sputum? Either way you need antibiotics as it means infection.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
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
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
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 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
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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