Klebsiella

Please note: This is for information only.

Refer to local guidelines for treatment recommendations.


  • Gram-negative bacillus, one of the coliform group.
  • May become antibiotic resistant, when cross infection may be a problem.

Main clinical infections:

  • Hospital acquired pneumonia
  • Ventilator-associated pneumonia
  • Urinary tract infections

Usually sensitive to

  • Cephalosporins
  • Gentamicin
  • Ciprofloxacin
  • Piptazobactam (Tazocin)
  • Carbapenems (imipenem / meropenem)

Usually resistant to:

  • Amoxicillin
  • Vancomycin