AEB Volume 16, Number 7: July, 2022

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Prevalence and Distribution of Multidrug Resistance Klebsiella Pneumoniae

Khaled Khuzim, Atif Bamagoos, Mohamed Morsi M. Ahmed

Abstract: Klebsiella pneumoniae is an important opportunistic pathogen that commonly causes nosocomial infections and contributes to substantial morbidity and mortality. The bacteria are not airborne, so you can't contract a K. pneumoniae infection by breathing the same air as an infected person. Instead, K. pneumoniae is spread through direct person-to-person contact, such as when someone with contaminated hands touches a wound. Infections can also occur through the use of contaminated medical equipment. For example, people on ventilators can contract Klebsiella pneumonia if their breathing tubes are contaminated with the bacteria. Similarly, the use of contaminated intravenous catheters can lead to bloodstream infections. The symptoms of a K. pneumoniae infection differ depending on where the infection is located and are similar to symptoms of the same diseases caused by other microbes. For instance, meningitis from K. pneumoniae produces the hallmark symptoms of bacterial meningitis, including fever, confusion, neck stiffness, and sensitivity to bright lights. Bloodstream infections (bacteremia and sepsis) from Klebsiella can cause fever, chills, fatigue, light-headedness, and altered mental states. This study aims to investigate the prevalence of multidrug resistance in Klebsiella pneumonia (MDR-KP).

[ Full Text Pdf 1-5 ] DOI: 10.22587/aeb.2022.16.7.1

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