Klebsiella pneumonia

A species of Gram-negative, non-motile bacteria found in soil, water, cereal grains, and the intestinal tract of humans and other animals. It is associated with several pathologic conditions, including pneumonia. It is commonly implicated in hospital-acquired urinary tract infections, especially in immunocompromised patients; see Mosby’s Medical Dictionary. 2009. “Klebsiella pneumonia.” 8th edition. St. Louis, MO: Mosby.