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Klebsiella Pneumoniae

Klebsiella Pneumoniae Disease Injury Lawsuits

Klebsiella Pneumoniae | Lawsuits, Lawyers | Infections: Injury, Urinary Tract Infection | Hospital, Bacterial Infection

Klebsiella pneumoniae is a common hospital-acquired infectious agent, causing urinary tract and abdominal infections and hospital infected pneumonia. Klebsiella pneumoniae can be found in a person’s mouth, skin, and intestines. Klebsiella is second to E. coli as the cause of urinary tract infections. The reported number of cases is up approximately 50% in the last five years and there is a 66% mortality rate in untreated patients.

Causes & Symptoms

Klebsiella pneumonia generally affects people with underlying diseases, such as alcoholism, diabetes and chronic lung disease. Typically, Klebsiella pneumonia causes a severe, rapid-onset illness that often causes destruction in the lungs. Infected people get high fever, chills, flu-like symptoms and cough up a lot of mucous. Klebsiella pneumonia causes lung destruction and pockets of pus in the lung (known as abscesses). Additionally, the risk of death is much higher then regular pneumonia.


Klebsiella pneumoniae is generally treated with Aminoglycosides and Cephalosporins prescription medications, but is resistant to Carbenicillin, Ampicillin, Quinolones, and increasingly to Ceftazidime.

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7 children are infected by bacterium at L.A. hospital

Dec 16, 2006 | Los Angeles Times
White Memorial Medical Center near downtown Los Angeles has closed its neonatal and pediatric intensive care units to new admissions after seven children became infected with a virulent bacterium, including one baby who probably died as a result, hospital officials said Friday. The Boyle Heights hospital shut its busy neonatal unit Dec. 4 after identifying an outbreak of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which is believed to have infected five babies. Then Friday, White Memorial closed its high-level...

C. difficile outbreak linked to nine hospital deaths

Oct 29, 2006 | Montreal Gazette
Public health authorities have yet to contain an outbreak of C. difficile-related diarrhea in a St. Hyacinthe hospital that has been linked to the deaths of nine patients since July. At present, 22 patients most of them elderly are still sick with Clostridium difficile-associated disease at the Centre hospitalier Honore Mercier. The superbug is suspected to be lurking on five floors of the building, despite the fact housekeeping staff have twice washed down patient rooms with bleach. The...

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