What is the treatment for Klebsiella oxytoca (K oxytoca) infection and what is the mortality rate?

Updated: Jun 10, 2019
  • Author: Shahab Qureshi, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Antibiotic susceptibility and treatment guidelines for K oxytoca infection are virtually identical to those for K pneumoniae. In one study of very ill patients, K oxytoca bacteremia had a 21% mortality rate at 14 days.


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