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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Klebsiella infection: The bacterium is Klebsiella pneumoniae .

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, but...: If klebsiella bacteria are in the blood and are captured by the blood sample, it should appear in the blood culture result. That means the blood cultu ... Read More
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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Klebsiella pneumoniae occasionally produces urinary tract infection and bacteremia (blood poisoning).
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier de Magana
Specializes in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery
Yes: Hello, yes it can be detected in a blood culture, it can be also detected in infected tissue by taking a sample, like a sputum sample in case of pneum ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Klebsiella spp.: This is not likely to be transmitted to family members unless they are immunocompromised or have some other ongoing medical problems. Hope you get bet ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
61 years experience Family Medicine
Scarring: I would leave well alone. Vit e cream may help but usually surgical correction is usually followed by more scarring.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Mupericin(bactroban) is used to treat staphylococcus aureus and streptococcal impetigo. It is not used for klebsiella infections that require oral or ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
No: This is quite unusual. Either there is something amiss with your immune system, you have had chronic problems with your sinuses, have been treated wi ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Usually 3-5 days: Assuming lower tract infection (no kidney involvement as indicated by fever or flank pain); if prescribed an antibiotic; and if that drug is active ag ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
Chronic UTI's: The main bacteria in any infection are there for a variety of reasons. In your case, you likely had multiple courses of antibiotics. That killed most ... Read More
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