Klebsiella

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Klebsiella
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Klebsiella

Trevisan 1885
Species

K. granulomatis
K. oxytoca
K. pneumoniae
K. terrigena

Klebsiella is a dangerous bacterium in the family Enterobacteriaceae. It is a main cause of pneumonia in children. A new drug resistant strain was discovered recently. The type species is Klebsiella pneumoniae. It can also cause donovanosis, a sexually transmitted disease (STD).