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Can klebsiella cause a meningitis?

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Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Klebsiella can cause meningitis, but it is not one of the more common causes.
If you live in a developing country, such as east asia, it might be slightly more common. It can also be slightly more common in hospital-acquired cases.

In brief: Yes

Klebsiella can cause meningitis, but it is not one of the more common causes.
If you live in a developing country, such as east asia, it might be slightly more common. It can also be slightly more common in hospital-acquired cases.
Dr. Osman Farooq
Dr. Osman Farooq
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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes.

Klebsiella pneumoniae can indeed cause meningitis (a gram negative bacterial meningitis).
It is more likely to occur in people suffering from liver abscesses or chronic alcoholism than in the general population, but is not limited to people with such problems.

In brief: Yes.

Klebsiella pneumoniae can indeed cause meningitis (a gram negative bacterial meningitis).
It is more likely to occur in people suffering from liver abscesses or chronic alcoholism than in the general population, but is not limited to people with such problems.
Dr. Shaym Puppala
Dr. Shaym Puppala
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