Klebsiella oxytoca is a facultative anaerobic, Gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium in the Enterobacteriaceae family.
Infections with Klebsiella oxytoca may lead to sepsis, gastrointestinal and respiratory tract infections.
Due to beta-lactamases, Klebsiella oxytoca is increasingly resistant to penicillin and ampicillin. Additionally, the bacterium belongs to the ESBL-producing strains (ESBL = extended-spectrum beta-lactamase) and hence is increasingly multi-resistant to antibiotics with broad spectrum of activity such as cephalosporin or ceftazidim.
The main transmission path is direct or indirect contact with contaminated persons or objects.
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