Research for infection protection
Rod-shaped bacteria (bacilli)

Klebsiella pneumoniae
(bacterium MDR incl. ESBL/MRGN)

 

 

Curved, straight or bean-shaped: bacilli come in many variants and are widely spread.

Klebsiella pneumoniae is a facultative anaerobic, Gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium in the Enterobacteriaceae family. 

Most frequent Klebsiella pneumoniae infections include lower respiratory tract infection and catheter-associated urinary tract infection.

Due to its beta-lactamases, Klebsiella pneumoniae is increasingly resistant to penicillin and ampicillin. Additionally, the bacterium belongs to the ESBL-producing strains (ESBL = extended-spectrum beta-lactamase) and hence is increasingly multi-resistant to antibiotics with broad spectrum of activity such as cephalosporin or ceftazidim. 

The main transmission path is direct or indirect contact with contaminated persons or objects.


» Necessary spectrum of antimicrobial activity
Bactericidal