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Can a non-trached child catch esbl kleb-o from her same age trached sibling? Could her pneum. Be k-o

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Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatrics - Critical Care

In brief: It is possible

It is possible for a healthy patient to acquire an esbl-producing klebsiella from an exposure care that is a colonized with esbl producing organism. Still, it may be more likely to cause outbreaks in patients in an skilled nursing facility or a hospital.
So, yes, a sibling could have an esbl klebsiella pneumonia after exposure to a colonized sibling. This could produce pnuemonia.

In brief: It is possible

It is possible for a healthy patient to acquire an esbl-producing klebsiella from an exposure care that is a colonized with esbl producing organism. Still, it may be more likely to cause outbreaks in patients in an skilled nursing facility or a hospital.
So, yes, a sibling could have an esbl klebsiella pneumonia after exposure to a colonized sibling. This could produce pnuemonia.
Dr. Jason Adler
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Possibly yes

Extended spectrum beta-lactamase klebsiella oxytoca bacteria might not cause disease in a healthy person, even though all family members may be carrying the bacteria.
E. Coli and klebsiella bacteria live in people's intestines, and family members tend to have similar strains of bacteria. A family member with an infection may take correct, effective antibiotics until his culture results are ready.

In brief: Possibly yes

Extended spectrum beta-lactamase klebsiella oxytoca bacteria might not cause disease in a healthy person, even though all family members may be carrying the bacteria.
E. Coli and klebsiella bacteria live in people's intestines, and family members tend to have similar strains of bacteria. A family member with an infection may take correct, effective antibiotics until his culture results are ready.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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