Molecular pathogenesis of Klebsiella pneumoniae.

  title={Molecular pathogenesis of Klebsiella pneumoniae.},
  author={Bei Li and Yuling Zhao and Changting Liu and Zhenhong Chen and Dongsheng Zhou},
  journal={Future microbiology},
  volume={9 9},
Typical Klebsiella pneumoniae is an opportunistic pathogen, which mostly affects those with weakened immune systems and tends to cause nosocomial infections. A subset of hypervirulent K. pneumoniae serotypes with elevated production of capsule polysaccharide can affect previously healthy persons and cause life-threatening community-acquired infections, such as pyogenic liver abscess, meningitis, necrotizing fasciitis, endophthalmitis and severe pneumonia. K. pneumoniae utilizes a variety of… CONTINUE READING
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