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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:

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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Dr. Bac X. Nguyen answered:

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

Oh Yes

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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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What do doctors mean by moderate growth of klebsiella pneumoniae?

Semiquantification

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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.
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Dr. Tony T. Ho answered:

How do bacteria like klebsiella pneumoniae aquire resistant genes?

Plasmid/selection

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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.
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Dr. Michael E. Ein answered:

Can klebsiella pneumoniae spread from urinary tract during oral sex?

No

Vaginal_infections
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.
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Dr. Oscar Novick answered:

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

Klebsiella pneumoni

Blood
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
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Dr. Natraj Katta answered:

What does it mean by moderate growth of klebsiella pneumoniae? What do I need to do

Infection

Antibiotic
Where is the growth?? Urine or sputum?? Either way you need antibiotics as it means infection.
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Is it often possible that Klebsiella Pneumoniae has been wrongly identified as e-coli in urine culture report?

Unlikely

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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.
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