WHAT IS IT?
Klebsiella pneumoniae is a gram negative bacilli bacteria that is enteric.
Encapsulated: serves as an antiphagocytic virulence factor
Aspiration pneumonia (lobar pneumonia): especially in diabetics and alcoholics
Abscesses: commonly in the lungs or liver
Urinary tract infection (hospital acquired)
Kidney stones: can cause struvite stones
Granuloma inguinale (Donovanosis)
First generation cephalosporins:
Second generation cephalosporins:
OTHER HY FACTS
Currant jelly sputum is a buzzword for exams (occurs because of capsule)
Page Updated: 04.15.2017