01 Jul 2022

Klebsiella pneumoniae

An aerobic gram-negative bacillus that grows readily on most microbiological media producing a white colony with either a smooth or a mucoid consistency. It is part of the normal intestinal flora of humans and animals. It can be isolated from grain, dairy products, soil, water and sewage. It is an important cause of nosocomial (hospital-acquired) infections and community-acquired infections in humans.