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Dr. ROBERT Uyeda answered:

Is klebsiella pneumoniae (Found in Urine Culture) contagious? Is it possible to keep him at home and do the treatment?

Klebsiella

Urine
is an enteric pathogen. If it is causing a urinary tract infection, you will need to take antibiotics. If a urine infection occurs in a male patient, he needs to see a urologist.
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied answered:

I had a urine culture and it indicated Klebsiella Pneumoniae is present, what is the correct antiobotics I should be on? I was prescibed Marcobid before the results? And is this contiagous to others?

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When you have urine culture and senesevity, they will find the matching antibiotic for you. I believe Microbed is good antibiotic till you receive the result. Of course could be contiguous to other.
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How long is a UTI from klebdiella pneumoniae contagious after I start antibiotics?

Klebsiella pneumonia

Urinary_tract_infection
UTI's aren't generally contagious. Even if your having intercourse its unlikely your partner will acquire this. Having said that..after several doses of antibiotic the bacteria counts drop very significantly.
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Dr. George Horng answered:

How is klebsiella oxytoca septicemia coded in icd9?

038.49

Organisms
038.4 Septicemia due to other gram-negative organisms 038.49 Other
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Dr. Sue Ferranti answered:

What is klebsiella pneumonia?

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Bronchitis
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.
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Dr. Joel Gallant answered:

Is it possible to die from klebsiella?

It's possible

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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.
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What exactly is klebsiella pneumoniae?

Bacillus

Intestine
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.
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Dr. Osman Farooq answered:

Can Klebsiella cause a meningitis?

Yes

Meningitis
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.
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Is it possible for klebsiella pneumonia to result in hemolysis?

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Pneumonia
Sometimes after an infection the body may begin to make antibodies ( proteins ordinarily aimed at foreign invaders like germs) against the red blood cells. This can result in hemolysis. It is more common in other kinds of infections but can be seen after klebsiella. Ordinarily it will gradually get better, but may require treatment like anti-inflammatory medicines for example steroids.
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Dr. Bac X. Nguyen answered:

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

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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
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