Klebsiella

Last revised by Dr Ian Bickle on 23 Jul 2022

Klebsiella is a genus of Gram-negative, oxidase-negative, rod-shaped bacteria, which is relatively commonly encountered in the healthcare environment. It has numerous species, including K. pneumoniaeK. aerogenes, and K. rhinoscleromatis 1. Klebsiella may cause a range of infections, most commonly pneumonia (Klebsiella pneumonia), as well as rhinoscleroma (by K. rhinoscleromatis).

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: pneumonia
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  • Case 2: gluteal and retroperitoneal abscess
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  • Case 3: hepatic abscess
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  • Case 4: neck collection
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