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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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My sputum culture had klebsiella oxytoca, had no symptoms my sputum was tested for something else. Now I have a cold, possible to get k.Pneumoniae?

My sputum culture had klebsiella oxytoca,  had no symptoms my sputum was tested for something else. Now I have a cold, possible to get k.Pneumoniae?

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 the sputum can be a warning sign, but if you are healthy and have a normal immune status, it should not progress. Be vigilant for any sudden changes in your condition and seek a consultation if your "cold" worsens. ...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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Klebsiella Oxytoca and Enterobacter Cloacae found in scalp culture. Diagnosed a Folliculitis, what treatment would you suggest ? Thanks

Klebsiella Oxytoca and Enterobacter Cloacae found in scalp culture. Diagnosed a Folliculitis, what treatment would you suggest ? Thanks

Depends: Treatment will depend on several factors (and varies from no treatment to IV antibiotic therapy). 1. How severe is the scalp infection? 2. what are the antibiotic sensitivities to the bacteria? 3. Are there systemic symptoms (like fever, chills, malaise?). 4. Medication allergies? ...Read more

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Urgent care - anus bump path report id'ed resistant enterococcus faecalis and klebsiella oxytoca. should i be isolated? couldn't get into my doc.

Urgent care - anus bump path report id'ed resistant enterococcus faecalis and klebsiella oxytoca.  should i be isolated?  couldn't get into my doc.

GI infection: You do not have to be isolated but you and anybody with you has to use proper hand washing technique to avoid infection. I take it that they started you on antibiotics ...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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What is klebsiella pneumonia?

Gram neg bacilli: A member of the enterobacteriaceae family of bacteria. This family of bacteria are commonly referred to as enterics because they commonly inhabit the colon. Klebsiella cause infections of many organs. Some have become highly antibiotic resistant producing extended-spectrum beta-lactamases and carbapenemases which can be exceedingly difficult to treat. ...Read more

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