BRUCE W. STEINHAUER, M.D.; THEODORE C. EICKHOFF, M.D.; JAY WARD KISLAK, M.D.; MAXWELL FINLAND, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The gram-negative bacilli that properly belong to the tribe Klebsielleae, or the Klebsiella-Enterobacter-Serratia division of the Enterobacteriaceae, have often been referred to by a confusing variety of other names. Among those frequently found on laboratory reports or in the literature are the Klebsiella group, Klebsiella-Aerobacter, A. aerogenes, Aerobacter group, Friedländer's bacillus, and coli-aerogenes. Many clinicians as well as medical microbiologists have, therefore, found it difficult to maintain a working understanding of the interrelationships of these bacteria and the characteristics of the infections they cause.
It has been recognized for several decades that the capsules of Klebsiella organisms are carbohydrate in
STEINHAUER BW, EICKHOFF TC, KISLAK JW, FINLAND M. The Klebsiella-Enterobacter-Serratia Division: Clinical and Epidemiologic Characteristics. Ann Intern Med. ;65:1180–1194. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-65-6-1180
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;65(6):1180-1194.
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