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Doctor insights on: Diseases Caused By Klebsiella Oxytoca

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Can klebsiella cause a meningitis?

Can klebsiella cause a meningitis?

Yes: Klebsiella can cause meningitis, but it is not one of the more common causes. If you live in a developing country, such as east asia, it might be slightly more common. It can also be slightly more common in hospital-acquired cases. ...Read more

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What can cause klebsiella pneumoniae?

What can cause klebsiella pneumoniae?

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 indwelling intravenous lines, who are on ventilators or who have taken certain antibiotics over a long period may have increased risk. ...Read more

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What causes a klebsiella infection?

What causes a klebsiella infection?

Klebsiella infection: The bacterium is Klebsiella pneumoniae.

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Treatment for bladder infecection caused by klebsiella?

Treatment for bladder infecection caused by klebsiella?

Varies: This varies depending on the sensitivity result which is usually given whenever the culture is done. Whatever medication the organism is sensitive to, is what should be used for treatment ...Read more

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My five month old daughter has klebsiella pneumoniae. What causes this?

My five month old daughter has klebsiella pneumoniae. What causes this?

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 infection could have progressed to sepsis, a blood infection, which then seeded the lung good luck. ...Read more

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I have a rash that won't go away my biopsy said psoriasis, culture said Klebsiella oxytoca. ..it's def not ps. Can kl cause a rash? Is been 1mth. Help

I have a rash that won't go away my biopsy said psoriasis, culture said Klebsiella oxytoca. ..it's def not ps. Can kl cause a rash? Is been 1mth. Help

See a dermatologist: You need a skin specialist. Usually you do not need biopsy to diagnose psoriasis. Neither Benadryl (diphenhydramine) nor prednisone are appropriate treatments for psoriasis. Cultures from skin always grow something, so culture of this common bacteria means nothing without clinical correlation. ...Read more

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What causes UTI in male teenager? And is trimethoprim effective treatment for eliminating klebsiella species causing UTI?

What causes UTI in male teenager? And is trimethoprim effective treatment for eliminating klebsiella species causing UTI?

Usually?: Often male UTIs are a marker of an STD, poor personal (/penile) hygiene, or a known anatomic variance that interferes with urinary flow/clearance, or diabetes with poor control (causing sugar in urine). Consider above and address which most likely fits your situation. If UTI recurs, discuss above with Dr, as more testing may be needed. As long as not resistant, trimethoprim OK for klebsiella. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with klebsiella bacteria in sperm. Predcribed ciprofloxacin. Will this clear it up? Year of pain in my penis due to this. What causes it?

Diagnosed with klebsiella bacteria in sperm. Predcribed ciprofloxacin. Will this clear it up? Year of pain in my penis due to this. What causes it?

Klebsiella: This story is strange. Not sure who cultures semen, but this may be a uti, and if it is you need a detailed evaluation by a urologist. Even if you respond to Ciprofloxacin treatment you need further evaluation, because it is very rare for a man to get UTI without some underlying issues, and penis pain just makes it more urgent for you to see someone and get better. ...Read more

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Can small, non smelly, clean 'farts' cause UTI if they disperse to vaginal area while seated? Is there harmful bacteria in gas? Had Klebsiella UTI.

Can small, non smelly, clean 'farts' cause UTI if they disperse to vaginal area while seated? Is there harmful bacteria in gas? Had Klebsiella UTI.

No. No.: There are normally stool bacteria in every living person's butt crack, and the nearby skin, from front to back. There are also stool bacteria in every "fart" regardless of what it smells like. These stool bacteria are normally there (they are supposed to be there), and merely being there does not cause UTI's or other infections. Infections are due to other reasons plus bad luck. ...Read more

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Klebsiella spp (ESBL) >100000 CFU/ml in urine culture without pus or fever, can cause kidney pain and pain in urination and lower abdomen colic? Ttt

Yes: These supports the diagnosis of a urinary tract infection by Klebsiella, a common urinary pathogen. It does not specify where the infection is most active, but treatment with antibiotics is usually curative. ...Read more

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Anal sex is a cause of kleibsella in urine culture?

Anal sex is a cause of kleibsella in urine culture?

Sure: Klebsiella bacteria is part of the poop. Anything that interacts with people's poop will be fair game for a Klebsiella problem. The same goes for E. coli and all the other living things in poop. ...Read more

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Huge, thick blood pass through urine. Only thick blood was there as no urine. Dr.did kub CT scan, ultasound norml. Kleibsella frm 6 mon. Anal sex is cause?

Huge, thick blood pass through urine. Only thick blood was there as no urine. Dr.did kub CT scan, ultasound norml. Kleibsella frm 6 mon. Anal sex is cause?

Hematuria: Passing a clot through the urethra with no urine despite normal investigations with history of klebsiella you need simple urine analysis and culture to see if the is infection if normal I would wait and see if it recurs then you need cystoscopy. ...Read more

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Is it possible to die from klebsiella?

Is it possible to die from klebsiella?

It's possible: Klebsiella can cause severe pneumonia or overwhelming sepsis, which can be fatal, especially in the elderly or in debilitated or immunosuppressed people. However, it is treatable with antibiotics. ...Read more

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How is klebsiella oxytoca septicemia coded in icd9?

How is klebsiella oxytoca septicemia coded in icd9?

038.49: 038.4 septicemia due to other gram-negative organisms
038.49 other. ...Read more

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What is klebsiella pneumonia?

What is klebsiella pneumonia?

Bacteria...: Klebsiella pneumoniae is a specific bacteria that can cause bronchitis and pneumonia. It is cultured from the sputum and the lab also reports what antibiotics the organism is sensitive to (ie what antibiotic will kill the organism!). Whether you have bronchitis or pneumonia is determined by your doctor based on clinical signs and symptoms. ...Read more

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What exactly is klebsiella pneumoniae?

What exactly is klebsiella pneumoniae?

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 associated with multiple abscesses. ...Read more

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Klebsiella will spread through oral sex?

Klebsiella will spread through oral sex?

Not likely: Klebsiella could only be spread through inhalation into the lungs. Very, very unlikely. ...Read more

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I was told I have heavy growth of klebsiella pneumoniae?

I was told I have heavy growth of klebsiella pneumoniae?

UTI?: Is this a urine culture? As "pneumoniae" sugguests, this species of Klebsiella can cause pneumonia, but it mostly causes urinary tract infection (UTI). Whether or not you need treatment depends on symptoms (painful urination, frequency, urgency, etc) and urinalysis (increased white blood cells?). At your age (76) some asymptomatic UTIs don't need treatment. Follow your doctor's advice about it. ...Read more

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What is this klebsiella exactly? I have skin sores from this.

What is this klebsiella exactly? I have skin sores from this.

Klebsiella: Klebsiella is a gram negative (staining characteristic) rod that is a common bacteria on the skin. ...Read more

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What do doctors mean by moderate growth of klebsiella pneumoniae?

What do doctors mean by moderate growth of klebsiella pneumoniae?

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 that the organism is necessarily relevant as cultures from some sites can reflect colonization. ...Read more

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How to differentiate between klebsiella pneumonia and flavobacteria (or novosphingobium) capsulatum?

How to differentiate between klebsiella pneumonia and flavobacteria (or novosphingobium) capsulatum?

Laboratory: The best way would be to obtain the specimen and send it to microbiology and have them grow the bacteria. They will tell you which growing ...Read more

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Is klebsiella pneumonia in urine dangerous?

Is klebsiella pneumonia in urine dangerous?

Not necessarily: It is a common organism such as e. Coli. The bug by itself isn't dangerous unless it is a drug resistant strain, but you would likely see that in someone who had recurrent utis, indwelling urinary catheters, etc. Some people also harbor bacteria in their urine and do not necessarily have a UTI (called asymptomatic bacteruria). ...Read more

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Infection by klebsiella bacteria? Where does it come from?

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 associated with multiple abscesses. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a klebsiella pneumoniae be a reason for a uti?

Is it possible for a klebsiella pneumoniae be a reason for a uti?

Oh Yes: This bug can definately invade the urinary tract system and causes uti. E. Coli is most common, but we see klabsiella often as well.
Urine urine culture often will differentiate the culprit. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do bacteria like klebsiella pneumoniae aquire resistant genes?

How do bacteria like klebsiella pneumoniae aquire resistant genes?

Plasmid/selection: Bacterial resistance is either transmitted between members by something called a plasmid, a small circle of dna that carries the resistance genes. This, coupled with selection from exposure to antibiotics, breeds populations of resistant bacteria. ...Read more

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When to isolate klebsiella pneumoniae in urine or wound?

When to isolate klebsiella pneumoniae in urine or wound?

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 and identified under the microscope or by specific chemical tests, small antibiotic discs placed hopefully slow the growth down and the best antibiotic will hopefully be determined. ...Read more

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Which urine stream is required (c/s) for klebsiella pneumoniae detection?

Which urine stream is required (c/s) for klebsiella pneumoniae detection?

Culture: I am not sure what urinary stream you mean but a clean catch which is sent for a urine culture is sent from the midstream if possible and if not possible must clean the outside of the genital prior to voiding. ...Read more

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If synovial fluid analysis shows "klebsiella species" is this really bad?

If synovial fluid analysis shows "klebsiella species" is this really bad?

Not good: Iv the specimen was obtained sterile, you have a joint infection. Klebsiella can be drug resistant, but often is not. It is treatable, but you may be on antibiotics for 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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Which test is accurate to detect the klebsiella pneumoniae? Can it spread during sexual contact?

Which test is accurate to detect the klebsiella pneumoniae? Can it spread during sexual contact?

Culture: The ideal test for identifying any specific organism is by a culture. Klebsiella is not generally considered a STI, but irritation of the urethra or particular types of sexual activity can create the conditions that favor an infection of the urinary tract. ...Read more

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Is klebsiella pneumoniae cure by levofloxacin antibiotic? If not, which antibiotic is suitable?

Is klebsiella pneumoniae cure by levofloxacin antibiotic? If not, which antibiotic is suitable?

Maybe: Klebsiella pneumoniae can usually be treated with antibiotics. Levofloxacin is one antibiotic that may work. There are some strains of this bacteria that are resistant to almost all antibiotics. If you had a culture done that grew this organism, then the lab should have also done sensitivities. Ask your doctor to check them. ...Read more

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In uricult found klebsiella-enterobacter spp (small number). What's that? How I got it? How to prevent it? Thank you in advance!

In uricult found klebsiella-enterobacter spp (small number). What's that? How I got it? How to prevent it? Thank you in advance!

Contaminants?: Uti occurs when bacteria that normally reside in your large intestine enter through the urethra and start multiplying in the bladder. Our defense system is designed to keep such germs out, but sometimes fail, and bacteria take hold and cause a uti. E. Coli accounts for ~80% of utis. Staph, klebsiella, enterobacter, proteus are other bacteria species. Low colony counts often represent contaminants. ...Read more

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I have staph, klebsiella, and ecoli. What antibiotic should I take? Also am I contagious

I have staph, klebsiella, and ecoli. What antibiotic should I take? Also am I contagious

Polymicrobial: Well. First....all of us likely have those same bacteria somewhere on our bodies too. Your not contagious to anyone. Unless its MRSA and we have that as commensuals too. Recommending antibiotics won't do any good here because I doubt you really have 3 active bacteria causing infection in the same area. Have your GP send you to an infectious disease physician like myself...he'll help out. ...Read more