MTS130 ch9 Klebsiella pneumoniae

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Mortuary Science Intro To Microbiology for Mortuary Science Gram Negative Bacillic Bacteria Matt Kendall

Gram Negative Bacillic Bacteria:

1) Haemophilus influenzae
2) Klebsiella pneumoniae
3) Legionella pneumophila
4) Salmonella typhi
5) Non-Typhus Salmonella Genus
6) Genus: Shigella
7) Escherichia coli
8) Campylobacter jejuni
9) Yersinia pestis
10) Pseudomonas aeruginosa
11) Genus: Proteus

Characteristics of Klebsiella pneumonia:

Enteric-normal flora in human intestines

Factors Effecting virulence of Klebsiella pneumonia:

1) glycocalyx-capsule
2) forms large colonies

Pathogenicity of Klebsiella pneumonia:

1) nosocomial pneumonia (Klebsiella
pneumonia)
2) urinary tract infection

Nosocomial Pneumonia (Klebsiella Pneumonia):

1) contracted in hospital ( nosocomial)
2) chronic lung infections
3) death usually in immuno-dericent people

Urinary Tract Infections:

1) often caused by invasive surgery
a) contaminated instruments & catheters

Portals of Klebsiella pneumoniae:

1) nose/mouth
2) compromised integument

Transmission of Klebsiella pneumoniae

respiratory disease
1) mechanical vectors-unwashed hands
2) fomites

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