What are risk factors for Klebsiella infection?

Updated: Jun 10, 2019
  • Author: Shahab Qureshi, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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In addition to prior antibiotic use, risk factors for infection include the presence of an indwelling catheter, feeding tube, or central venous catheter; poor health status; and treatment in an intensive care unit or nursing home. Acquisition of these species has become a major problem in most hospitals because of resistance to multiple antibiotics and potential transfer of plasmids to other organisms.

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