Other Names for this Disease
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The treatment of Klebsiella infections can be complicated since some Klebsiella bacteria are resistant to certain types of antibiotics. Once a person is diagnosed with one of these infections, a healthcare provider will usually order specialized laboratory testing (susceptibility testing) to determine which antibiotics may be used to treat the Klebsiella infection. If the healthcare provider prescribes an antibiotic, it is important to take the medication exactly as instructed and to continue taking the prescribed course, even if symptoms are gone. If treatment stops too soon, some bacteria may survive and the person may become re-infected.
Last updated: 11/23/2014
- Klebsiella pneumoniae in Healthcare Settings. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. August 27, 2012; http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/organisms/klebsiella/klebsiella.html. Accessed 5/6/2015.
- ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Klebsiella infection. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.