GEORGE M. EISENBERG, D.SC.; WILLIAM WEISS, M.D.; HARRISON F. FLIPPIN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
As a result of a recommendation to assign the bacteria formerly designated Klebsiella pneumoniae and Aerobacter aerogenes to a single taxonomic group to be known as Klebsiella, and to distinguish individual strains included in this new group on the basis of capsular reactivity with specific antisera,1, 2 it seemed necessary to reëvaluate the clinical significance of these organisms when they occur in secretions of the respiratory tract. In a recent preliminary report by the authors3 it was shown that Klebsiella could be isolated from nasopharyngeal secretions of patients without overt clinical respiratory tract disease as well as from the sputum
EISENBERG GM, WEISS W, FLIPPIN HF. THE INFLUENCE OF PENICILLIN THERAPY ON THE EMERGENCE OF KLEBSIELLAE IN SPUTUM1. Ann Intern Med. ;49:310–320. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-49-2-310
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;49(2):310-320.
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