WILLIAM WEISS, M.D.; GEORGE M. EISENBERG, D.SC.; ALFRED SPIVACK, M.D.; JAY NADEL, M.D.; HAROLD L. KAYSER, M.D.; SIRI SATHAVARA, M.D.; HARRISON F. FLIPPIN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
During the last quarter of a century, considerable investigation has revealed the necessity for revising the classification of tribes of bacteria belonging to the family Enterobacteriaceae. Falling into this category is the tribe Escherichiae which, in Bergey's Manual,1 consists of three genera: Escherichia, Aerobacter and Klebsiella. Among clinicians, it is a common impression that Klebsiella pneumoniae and Aerobacter aerogenes are two distinct and separate organisms, the former being associated with respiratory infections, the latter with abdominal and urinary infections. This impression is no longer tenable. Extensive studies by Kauffmann,2 in Scandinavia, and Edwards,3 in this country, have indicated the
WEISS W, EISENBERG GM, SPIVACK A, et al. KLEBSIELLA IN RESPIRATORY DISEASE*. Ann Intern Med. 1956;45:1010–1026. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-45-6-1010
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