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Had klebsiella pneumoniae in lungs now in kidney. Related? Dangerous?

In 2008 I had Klebsiella Pneumoniae in the lung and didn't know if i was going to recover.
Now i have klebsiella pneumoniae in my kidney.
How are the two connected, and how dangerious is this in my kidney.
I have weaken amune system from cancer in 2005. Please let me know if the two are connected and if it is dormate in my body. Thanks
Asked On : Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Apr 2013
Hi and welcome to HCM.
It can be related, and probably is. Klebsiella isnt common causative agent,but it happens in imunocompromised and in hospitalized patients. Lung infections lead to bacteriemia,it means that bacteria has entered bloodstream after which it can be transmissed to any organ( kidneys, heart, brain). It should be treated agressively by intravenous antibiotics and this is usually enough for healing. In rare cases it can lead to serious kidney damage,but in most cases it heals without consequences.
Wish you good health.
Answered: Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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