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Klebsiella: what it is, how it is transmitted and what are the symptoms


We speak of Klebsiella when we are faced with an infection caused by bacteria of the family of the Enterobacteriaceae. Let's find out how it is transmitted and recognized.

Klebsiella is a genus of gram negative bacteria that usually spreads in a hospital setting. Once contracted, it can spread to various parts of the body and also to naturally occurring environments. Which makes contagion much easier.
Regarding the species that infect humans, the best known are klebsiella oxytoca, klebsiella granulomatis and klebsiella pneumoanie which includes two other subspecies of viruses and which is basically the most widespread. So let's find out how much there is to know about this type of infection.

Klebsiella and transmission

As already mentioned, klebsiella is transmitted very easily and especially in hospitals.


More generally, it can be transmitted sexually, during pregnancy, in contact with other patients or hospital staff and by touching contaminated surfaces such as beds, handles, telephones, bedside tables, etc …

Going to the klebsiella pneumoniae and how it is transmitted, the ways are always the same but the frequency increases, this being the most widespread form. As for how it manifests itself, klebsiella pneumoniae is in the urine (through infections) or with pneumonia.

What are the symptoms to watch out for

Going to the klebsiella and its symptoms, the most common are:

– High fever
– Pain in the pubis
– Urination with always different frequencies
– Cough
Chills of cold
– Presence of genital papules
– Bacteria in the urine
– Pneumonia
– Traces of blood in the urine

Going instead to klebsiella pneumoniae and therapy, this usually makes use of antibiotics with a wide narrow and based on the tests conducted in order to understand the type of bacteria with which one is dealing. Among the most used are usually the latest generation cephalosporins, quinolones, carbapenems , aminoglycosides and carbapenems.

Unfortunately, as also happens in the case of septicemia, being a very serious infection, if it is not taken in time it can lead to a form of resistance capable of leading to death, especially if the sufferer is particularly vulnerable. In extreme cases, surgery with drainage of any abscesses may be useful.

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