Klebsiella Pneumonia

Klebsiella pneumonia bacteria enter the human body through a skin cut or wound and in hospitalized patients through infected catheters, cannulas, and endotracheal tubes. People with diabetes, cancer, kidney, liver, and lung diseases, alcoholics, and those under prolonged antibiotic therapy are prone to the Klebsiella pneumonia infection. It can cause meningitis, endocarditis, septicemia, cellulitis, etc.

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How do I treat a recurrent Klebsiella infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19 year old¬†female. I have been having a mucus infection since two years. Early last year, after a sputum culture test, it was found out that I suffer from a Klebsiella infection. I have been receiving Ceftriaxone injections thrice a month for the last six months and in each ca...  Read Full »


Dr. Chandwadkar Ashish

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Klebsiella is a bacteria that affects people with low immunity and other diseases that reduce the body's immune system. It spreads mostly through contacts and not through the air. If you are repeatedly getting infected, either the bacteria is resistant or the...  Read Full »

I suffer from a urinary tract infection and was diagnosed with Klebsiella pneumonia, which did not heal despite taking making medications. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old male and I recently got a urinary tract infection and was diagnosed with Klebsiella pneumonia. My doctor started my treatment with Amikacin 1.5 ml (IM) twice a day for six days along with Doxycycline 100 mg and Cefuroxime axetil thrice a day. I almost came to the las...  Read Full »


Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly let me know the signs and symptoms that you faced and share the prescriptions for the antibiotics. The urine culture suggests significant growth of Klebsiella but it is sensitive to all major antibiotics. The bacteria is sensitive to the prescribed antibiotics...  Read Full »

My 75-year-old diabetic mother has a Klebsiella infection and is under treatment. Kindly suggest a better treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 75 years old and was infected with Klebsiella microbes. In the beginning, she had vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and severe knee pain. She consulted multiple doctors from different specialties, and all agreed it was due to knee osteoarthritis. Still, at the same time, the wh...  Read Full »


Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The following are my observations based on the history and reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). 1. Your mother has been affected by a multidrug-resistant systemic bacterial infection. 2. She is a diabetes patient. The infective state was...  Read Full »

Can you suggest a medicine for wet feeling in the anus?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had some wet feelings in the anus for the past one year. I had both colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy. The doctor said everything was fine. They said probably the wet feeling is due to sweat. But, I feel it is some liquid discharge from the anus skin. Can you suggest some medication?  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: HI, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern.It is better to take discharge over a swab and send it for culture and sensitivity. If you have any growth over it, then get treated based on the sensitivity.  Read Full »

Is UTI contagious?

Query: Hi doctor, A few days ago I was diagnosed with UTI infection. I was put on antibiotics, and the ER doctor sent my urine for a culture. My doctor told me that Klebsiella pneumoniae is present in my urine culture and referred me to a specialist. What does it mean? I am 23 years old and sexually active...  Read Full »


Dr. Srivastava, Sumit

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. UTI - urinary tract infection caused by Klebsiella takes longer to get treated. But, once cleared it should not come back. Recurrent UTI could be due to kidney stones, diabetes, dehydration, involvement of upper urinary tract, frequent sexual encounters, etc. I would ...  Read Full »

Can COVID pneumonia occur months after COVID treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, Can COVID pneumonia occur months after COVID treatment? I had a persistent cough and mucus discharge. After an x-ray, it is said that I have a heavy growth of Klebsiella pneumoniae, and there is hyperinflation of the lungs on the chest x-ray. Will it reverse back to normal with treatment?  Read Full »


Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) occurs during the acute episode of the infection and subsides afterward as the disease wanes. You seem to have Klebsiella pneumonia, which can be treated under a physician's supervision with antibiotics (based on biological fluid cultur...  Read Full »

What is causing abdominal pain, discomfort and loss of appetite?

Query: Hello doctor,The scans of a 50-year-old male patient presenting with ascites, pericarditis, and also some fluid around his lungs. No known cause at this time. Liver enzymes are normal. Creatinine levels were high in the recent past but currently within the normal range. Heart and lung function is no...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing to us. I hope the patient is not in much discomfort. The CT scan images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) are showing pericardial effusion and ascites in the right superior perihepatic area and causing mild subcapsular scallo...  Read Full »

What causes the anus to feel wet?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a wet feeling inside the anus for the past one year. I did a colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy, and the doctor said that everything is fine. They said probably the wet feeling is due to sweat. Swab culture and sensitivity report showed up Klebsiella pneumoniae. I took Augmentin 6...  Read Full »


Dr. Rashmi Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. When was the swab culture and sensitivity done? Did you take Augmentin before or after it started? And for how long? Is the discharge purulent, clear or white thick? Do you have any other complaints like pain or itching? Do you have any other medical conditions like di...  Read Full »

My Klebsiella count is high. Is it of concern?

Query: Hello doctor, I am feeling a discomfort sensation in the urine bladder (I feel like passing urine every time) since the last one and a half months. USG and urine route are all normal but culture seems positive. Please let me know whether blood culture report is also normal. No fever and no issue i...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have checked the attached files thoroughly (attachment removed to protect patient identity). In my opinion, we should clear the Klebsiella infection first and then watch for improvement. First, I would like to know if you have increased frequency. In order to cle...  Read Full »

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