What is the treatment for severe Klebsiella pneumonia?

Updated: Jun 10, 2019
  • Author: Shahab Qureshi, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Treatment of Klebsiella pneumonia has discrepant results. For patients with severe infections, a clinically prudent approach is the use of an initial short course (48-72 h) of combination therapy with an aminoglycoside, followed by a switch to an extended-spectrum cephalosporin when susceptibility is confirmed.


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