What is the prognosis of Klebsiella pneumonia?

Updated: Jun 10, 2019
  • Author: Shahab Qureshi, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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K pneumoniae pneumonia has a 50% mortality rate, even with adequate therapy. The prognosis is worse in patients with alcoholism and bacteremia. Preventive strategies and early diagnosis/treatment help to reduce morbidity.

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