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Doctor insights on: Klebsiella Pneumoniae

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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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Can klebsiella pneumoniae spread from urinary tract during oral sex?

Can klebsiella pneumoniae spread from urinary tract during oral sex?

No: If someone had a klebsiella UTI I would recommend that they hold off on sexual contact until they had received treatment and were improved. Klebsiella is rarely if ever involved in throat or vaginal infections so sexual spread is not a concern. Some asymptomatic transient colonization could occur. ...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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Is it often possible that klebsiella pneumoniae has been wrongly identified as e-coli in urine culture report?

Is it often possible that klebsiella pneumoniae has been wrongly identified as e-coli in urine culture report?

Unlikely: Speciation of bacterial colonies grown in a urine culture is pretty accurate. Of course, mislabeled specimens (e.g. From another patient) and other such processing errors can occur, but this would be uncommon. Your results are probably correct. ...Read more

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I have had 4 UTI since feb 2 were KLEBSIELLA PNEUMONIAE should I be concerned I googled and of course says meningitis and death : (?

I have had 4 UTI since feb 2 were KLEBSIELLA PNEUMONIAE should I be concerned I googled and of course says meningitis and death : (?

No worries: After E. coli, Klebsiella is one of the most common causes of UTI. Klebsiella UTIs almost never lead to meningitis or death. Just follow your doctor's advice about treatment, but otherwise don't worry about it. ...Read more

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My urinalysis came back with: KLEBSIELLA PNEUMONIAE OVER 100 M CFU/L What are the ways that I contracted this UTI? Thanks.

My urinalysis came back with: KLEBSIELLA PNEUMONIAE OVER 100 M CFU/L What are the ways that I contracted this UTI? Thanks.

K pneumonia in urine: Do you have underlying medical issues or have been hospitalized recently?? K pneuonia UTI's are uncommon in healthy individuals and can generally be in patients with catheters. It is not an airborne bacteria but spread person to person or sometimes through contaminated medical equipment. Hope this helps ...Read more

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X lab: urine culture test positive with e --coli. Y lab: no significant growth z lab (renowned in our city) klebsiella pneumoniae. What to do?

Pick your favorite.: Pick your favorite doctor that is. Something fishy is going on here. Need to get a good doc who can understand your symptoms and order and interpret testing. May want to reports discrepant results to labs. ...Read more

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I just been diagnosis with klebsiella pneumoniae in urine, on kepflex. Can that spread to the rest of my body. I'm really nervous, I am also 22 weeks preg.

Antibiotic helps: When you have a urniary tract infection, there is the possibility that, if left untreated, it can spread up to the kidneys, causing a simultaneous kidney infection as well. However, since your doctor has put you on an antibiotic, the idea is that the medication will kill the klebsiella bacteria before it has a chance to make it up to your kidneys. Finish your med and drink lots of water! ...Read more

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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?

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?

Let me explain: 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. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with a uti with the bacteria culture of klebsiella pneumoniae over 100, 000. I'm a 43 year old male. I was prescribed keflex 500mg?

I've been diagnosed with a uti with the bacteria culture of klebsiella pneumoniae over 100, 000. I'm a 43 year old male. I was prescribed keflex 500mg?

UTI in Men: That seems like the correct Antibiotic and you should finish the course usually 10 days and get repeat urine test done after you finish the Antibiotic. Even though UTIs are more common in women, but men can also get it. Sometime there are certain condition which put you at risk of UTI. Like enlarged Prostate, kidney stones, Diabetes and any health condition that affects the immune system. ...Read more

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I was treated for a UTI about 4 weeks ago. Took Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for 14 days. Symptoms returned. Culture showed klebsiella pneumoniae and streptococcus grp B?

I was treated for a UTI about 4 weeks ago. Took Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for 14 days. Symptoms returned. Culture showed klebsiella pneumoniae and streptococcus grp B?

Sounds a bit: Unusual. Have a urologist take a look at your bladder to see if there could be anatomical problems, such as fistula from colon or vagina or incomplete bladder emptying from cystocele or urethral stricture. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with Klebsiella Pneumoniae +4 in my bowel, colon & urinary system. Help!!!

I have been diagnosed with Klebsiella Pneumoniae +4 in my bowel, colon & urinary system. Help!!!

Klebsiella: If you were diagnosed with this infection then you should be on antibiotics that cover this organism. If you are not go to the ER right now and get treated. ...Read more

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Hi, My UA results listed leukoesterase 1+, Nitrate positive, and something about klebsiella pneumoniae. Does this indicate the need for "Cipro"??

Hi, My UA results listed leukoesterase 1+, Nitrate positive, and something about klebsiella pneumoniae. Does this indicate the need for "Cipro"??

Sounds like UTI: Cipro is an antibiotic that is often used empirically for UTIs. It may be indicated if you have no contradindications and the klebsiella is susceptible to it ...Read more

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Can klebsiella pneumoniae spread during kissing or ora? I have it on my throat, can I spread it to my girlfriend during kissing or during oral sex?

Can klebsiella pneumoniae spread during kissing or ora? I have it on my throat, can I spread it to my girlfriend during kissing or during oral sex?

Unlikely: Klebsiella is not a highly infectious bacteria and thus unlikely to be a problem in the scenario described unless you have an impaired immune system or on an immunosuppressive drug (chemotherapy etc) ...Read more