What should physical exams include for suspected nosocomial Klebsiella infections?

Updated: Jun 10, 2019
  • Author: Shahab Qureshi, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Clinical signs observed in patients with extrapulmonary disease depend on the organ system involved. In cases of nosocomial infections, physical examination should include a search for factors that predispose the individual to the development of such infections. These should include inspection for the presence and duration of invasive devices, wounds, and burn sites.


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