How does the incidence of Klebsiella infections vary among age groups?

Updated: Jun 10, 2019
  • Author: Shahab Qureshi, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Community-acquired Klebsiella (Friedländer) pneumonia is a disease of debilitated middle-aged and older men with alcoholism.

Nosocomial infections may affect adults or children, and they occur more frequently in premature infants, patients in neonatal intensive care units, and hospitalized individuals who are immunocompromised.


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