EurekaMag.com logo
+ Site Statistics
References:
52,725,316
Abstracts:
28,411,598
+ Search Articles
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
EurekaMag Most Shared ContentMost Shared
EurekaMag PDF Full Text ContentPDF Full Text
+ PDF Full Text
Request PDF Full TextRequest PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter
Follow on Google+Follow on Google+
Follow on LinkedInFollow on LinkedIn

+ Translate

Epidemiological markers of Klebsiellae infecting hospital patients


East African Medical Journal 63(1): 22-28
Epidemiological markers of Klebsiellae infecting hospital patients
Strains of clinical isolates of Klebsiellae from both inpatients and outpatients were examined for biotypes, bacteriocine (Klebecin) types, serotypes and sensitivity to various routinely used antibiotics. In-patients mainly had chronic illnesses including carcinoma of the bileduct, liver colon and bronchus; diabetes mellitus, systemic lupus erythematosus, Guillain Barre' syndrome, or were undergoing renal transplant. The out-patients mainly had urinary tract infection or chronic bronchitis. The factors contributing to colonisation of infection by Klebsiella spp. were found to include previous broad-spectrum antibiotic therapy, age, frequency and duration of hospital admissions, and severity of underlying disease. Biotyping was found to be inadequate for identification. Antibiograms and Klebecin typing were found to be useful and it was further observed that Klebecin typing approximated the accuracy of serotyping. The two techniques of antibiogram and Klebecin typing could be developed for use by laboratories without the capacity to perform serotyping.


Accession: 005375336

PMID: 3519180



Related references

Klebsiellae isolated from patients and healthy subjects. III. Biochemical types of klebsiellae. Zhurnal Mikrobiologii, Epidemiologii, i Immunobiologii: 103-106, 1978

Epidemiological analysis of tuberculosis over 21 years at a regional hospital in Comodoro Rivadavia: Trends of epidemiological markers for TBC. Revista Argentina del Torax 58(1-4): 11-18, Jan -Dec, 1997

Epidemiological typing of klebsiellae with extended-spectrum beta-lactamases from European intensive care units. Journal of Antimicrobial ChemoTherapy 41(5): 527-539, 1998

The emergence of gentamicin-resistant klebsiellae in a large general hospital. Medical Journal of Australia 1(1-2): 14-16, 1977

Hospital-acquired faecal klebsiellae as source of multiple resistance in the community. Lancet 1(8160): 148-149, 1980

Epidemiological and drug-resistance study on extended-spectrum beta-lactamases producing Klebsiellae pneumoniae and Escherichia coli in Hefei, Anhui Province. Zhongguo Kangshengsu Zazhi 26(5): 358-361, 2001

Diversity of klebsiellae with extended-spectrum beta-lactamases at a Turkish university hospital. Journal of Hospital Infection 22(2): 163-167, 1992

Non-typable Haemophilus influenzae from a single hospital: epidemiological markers. Microbios 93(374): 55-68, 1998

A comparative assay of epidemiological markers for Acinetobacter strains isolated in a hospital. Zentralblatt für Bakteriologie 272(2): 231-241, 1989

A molecular epidemiological analysis of 2 Staphylococcus aureus clonal types colonizing and infecting patients with AIDS. Clinical Infectious Diseases 40(7): 1028-1036, 2005