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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. Sue Ferranti answered:

What is klebsiella pneumonia?

Bacteria...

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. 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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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. 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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Klebsiella will spread through oral sex??

Not likely

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Klebsiella could only be spread through inhalation into the lungs. Very, very unlikely.
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How common is a bladder Infection by klebsiella?

Second

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Second most common bacteria to cause UIT. E. Colin is #1.
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Dr. George Horng answered:

How is klebsiella oxytoca septicemia coded in icd9?

038.49

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038.4 Septicemia due to other gram-negative organisms 038.49 Other
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Dr. Joel Gallant answered:

Can you get klebsiella pneumoniae from having sex ?

No

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Klebsiella is not a sexually transmitted infection.
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Dr. David Hardin answered:

When to isolate klebsiella pneumoniae in urine or wound?

If infection suspect

Urine
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
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