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Klebsiella pneumonia[ man with club]

  • Gram-negative rod with polysaccharide capsule[ club is long and rod shaped]
  • Enterobacteriaceae
  • Seen in hospitalized patients and Alcoholics[ holding alcohol in one hand while trying to fight off the bacteria with the other]
  • Causes Urinary Tract Infections in hospitals and Sepsis[ patient with Foley's catheter]
  • Klebsiella pneumonia makes it's way to the lung were it destroys the tissue[ small clubs working up into the lung]

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