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kleb·si·el·la

 (klĕb′zē-ĕl′ə)
n.
A nonmotile, gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium of the genus Klebsiella, such as K. pneumoniae, that causes pneumonia and other infections usually in patients with diminished immunity, such as diabetics and alcoholics.

[New Latin, genus name, after Edwin Klebs (1834-1913), German-American pathologist born in Königsberg (Kaliningrad).]
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klebsiella

(ˌklɛbzɪˈɛlə)
n
(Microbiology) a Gram-negative bacteria found in the respiratory, intestinal, and urinogenital tracts of humans and animals, which can cause pneumonia and urinary infections
[C20: after Edwin Klebs (1834–913), German bacteriologist]
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Noun1.klebsiella - a genus of nonmotile rod-shaped Gram-negative enterobacteria; some cause respiratory and other infections
enteric bacteria, enterics, enterobacteria, entric - rod-shaped Gram-negative bacteria; most occur normally or pathogenically in intestines of humans and other animals
genus Klebsiella - a genus of bacteria
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klebsiela

klebsiella

n. klebsiela, bacilo gram-negativo asociado con infecciones respiratorias y del tracto urinario.
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The review on rhinoscle roma by Umphress and myself highlights the rare, chronic, infectious granulomatous process involving the upper respiratory tract that is caused by the Gram-negative bacilli Klebsiella rhinoscleromatis. Although rare in our nation, with increased travel, immigration, and globalization, it is imperative to recognize this entity because the symptoms can be devastating, and in some cases fatal.
(1) Rhinoscleroma is caused by gram negative encapsulated non- motile bacteria, klebsiella Rhinoscleromatis. Most cases are found in central America, Africa Middle East (2) Indian subcontinent and Indonesia.