Clinical and epidemiological features of Klebsiella infection in children at the present stage

N.V. Pronko, Yu.P. Krasko


The analysis of clinical and epidemiological features of the course of Klebsiella intestinal infection in children has been carried out. It was found that a high incidence of Klebsiella infection is observed in children in the first years of life. Clinical features of Klebsiella infection are characterized by acute onset, fever, diarrhea. The disease course is moderate-to-severe. Patients under 1 year of age are characterized by the presence of water deficiency exsiccosis. Klebsiella infection is more common in children with an unfavorable premorbid background. During outbreaks of acute intestinal infections that occur in children’s groups, patients should be examined for the pre­sence of potentially pathogenic intestinal microorganisms. This will optimize not only the methods of treating patients, but also anti-epidemic measures.


acute intestinal infections; Klebsiella infection; children


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