Characterization of Klebsiella terrigena strains from humans: haemagglutinins, serum resistance, siderophore synthesis, and serotypes.

@article{Podschun2000CharacterizationOK,
  title={Characterization of Klebsiella terrigena strains from humans: haemagglutinins, serum resistance, siderophore synthesis, and serotypes.},
  author={Rainer Podschun and Annegret Fischer and Uwe Ullmann},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={2000},
  volume={125 1},
  pages={71-8}
}
Klebsiella terrigena is very rarely isolated from humans; as yet, its clinical significance is uncertain. The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether this species is able to express putative virulence factors. A total of 72 faecal (n = 50) and clinical (n = 22) K. terrigena isolates was investigated and compared with faecal and clinical strains of K. pneumoniae. Mannose-sensitive haemagglutination (MSHA) was observed less often in K. terrigena (64-74%) than in K. pneumoniae strains. In… CONTINUE READING