Klebsiella pneumonia prognosis

In this population-based cohort, researchers found 70% of K.pneumonia was either nosocomial or health-care associated, with an overall mortality rate of 20%. Higher mortality was associated with advance age, co-morbid conditions, nosocomial acquisition, and non-urinary/non-biliary source. K.pneumonia bacteremia is commonly health-care associated and carries a poor prognosis (abstract).

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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