Klebsiella oxytoca

Precautions

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General Information

Fermenting gram negative rod, of the Enterobacteriaceae family.

Normal GI flora.

  • UTI

  • Can cause nosocomial infections similar to Klebsiella pneumoniae

  • There is evidence that this organism may cause colitis associated with antimicrobial use

May require contact precautions if highly resistant i.e. ESBL, carbapenem resistant.

Treatment of choice for ESBL strains is a carbapenem.