Infections caused by Kluyvera species in humans.

  title={Infections caused by Kluyvera species in humans.},
  author={Juan C. Sarria and Ana M Vidal and Robert C. Kimbrough},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={33 7},
Kluyvera is a relatively newly described genus in the family Enterobacteriaceae that infrequently causes infections in humans. The organism has been isolated from various clinical specimens, but its significance has not been clearly established. In fact, it has been regarded alternatively as saprophytic, opportunistic, or pathogenic. Since the redefinition of this genus in 1981, case reports of diverse clinical infections occurring under various host conditions have been published. Here we… CONTINUE READING