Klebsiella pneumoniae diagnostic
Diagnosis of Klebsiella pneumonia is done on the basis of patient symptoms, physical examination, further investigations such as X-ray, blood tests and sputum cultures.
If an infection is confirmed in the test results, a specific course of antibacterial therapy is recommended. For the treatment of bacterial pneumonia, antibiotics such as aminoglycosides and cephalosporins are prescribed as bactericidal drugs in general. In most cases, repetitive occurrence of the disease is seen, and patients take more time to recover to complete.
The actual treatment of Klebsiella pneumonia depends on the patient's health condition, medical history and severity of infection. In conjunction with antibiotic drugs can phage therapy can be proposed for this type of bacterial pneumonia. However, a problem with over-administration of bacteriophages (a type of virus) and antibiotics, the likelihood of bacteria becoming resistant to them. Unlike other mild bacterial infections, Klebsiella pneumonia, this is very difficult to treat. Therefore, it is always advisable to take precautions to prevent from such infections. With advances in hospital management and sterilization procedures, the incidence of K. pneumoniae infections has decreased dramatically in recent decades.