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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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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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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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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 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