What are the signs and symptoms of nosocomial Klebsiella infection?

Updated: Jun 10, 2019
  • Author: Shahab Qureshi, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Important manifestations of klebsiellae infection in the hospital setting include UTI, pneumonia, bacteremia, wound infection, cholecystitis, and catheter-associated bacteriuria. The presence of invasive devices in hospitalized patients greatly increases the likelihood of infection. Patients with these infections have similar presentations to those with infections caused by other organisms.

Other nosocomial infections in which klebsiellae may also be implicated include cholangitis, meningitis, endocarditis, and bacterial endophthalmitis. The latter occurs especially in patients with liver abscesses [10] and diabetes. These infectious presentations are relatively uncommon.


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