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Can Klebsiella cause urinary tract infection?

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Posted on Tue, 5 Aug 2014 in Infections
Question: Earlier I had sent in a question regarding Klebsiella causing a vaginal infection in my 74 year old sister. Since then we have learned that the infection is an uti. Now my question has changed to this: what can our family do about repeatedly getting conflicting information from the hospital staff? My sister has been in this hospital for 4 weeks, and we are confused by the various responses to our questions. Thank you
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Brief Answer:
Specimen from which it was isolated

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Klebsiella infection is more likely to harbour in the urinary tract.

You can ask the following information from hospital staff

1. What is the source of sample from which Klebsiella has been identified and grown in culture
2 . What is antibiotic and culture sensitivity report of the specimen.
3. Was Ultrasound abdomen done


Do get back to me if you need any further assistance, will be glad to assist you.

Take care

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Dr T Shobha Deepak
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