Klebsiella pneumoniae

Klebsiella pneumoniae are just one of many different types of bugs (bacteria) that can live in the bowel. The word Enterobacteriaceae is sometimes used to refer to Klebsiella and a number of other similar bacteria (for example E. coli), because they are bacteria that live in the enteric tract, which is another term used to describe the bowel or gut. Multi‐drug resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (MDR-KP) are a type of Klebsiella pneumoniae which have become resistant to several different types of commonly used antibiotics. This means that those antibiotics may not be helpful for treating infection caused by MDR‐KP.