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Design of a molecular method for subspecies specific identification of Klebsiella pneumoniae by using the 16S ribosomal subunit gene

By Nelson Enrique Arenas, Juan Carlos Polanco, Sandra Milena Coronado, Clara Juliana Durango and Arley Gomez


Introduction: Rhinoscleroma is caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae subsp. rhinoscleromatis and the ozena infections caused by K. pneumoniae subsp. ozaenae, both infections affect the upper respiratory tract. In the first clinical phases the symptoms are unspecific, and the disease can be misdiagnosed as a common cold, therefore antimicrobial therapy cannot reach effective results and patients must be following up for several years since the infection became chronic

Topics: Klebsiella pneumoniae subsp rhinoscleromatis, Klebsiella pneumoniae subsp ozaenae, Klebsiella pneumoniae subsp pneumoniae, Diagnosis
Publisher: Universidad del Valle
Year: 2009
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