What is the global distribution of Klebsiella infections?

Updated: Jun 10, 2019
  • Author: Shahab Qureshi, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Outbreaks of neonatal septicemia occur worldwide. Infection with K pneumoniae also has a worldwide distribution. Infection with K rhinoscleromatis is not common in the United States, although it has a worldwide distribution and is usually observed in areas of eastern Europe, southern Asia, central Africa, and Latin America. K granulomatis is more common outside the United States in countries such as India, Papa New Guinea, Caribbean, South America, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Southeast Asia, and some parts of Australia.


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