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Definition of Klebsiella

Klebsiella: A group of bacteria that normally lives in the intestinal tract, but can cause infections when the microorganism infects tissues of the body. Klebsiella are frequently the cause of infections acquired in hospitals.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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