Researchers are developing a promising alternative to antibiotic treatment for infections caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria resistant to carbapenem antibiotics. The approach uses antibodies to target the K. pneumoniae protective capsule polysaccharide, allowing immune system cells called neutrophils to attack and kill the bacteria. The early stage, in vitro research was conducted by scientists at NIAID’s Rocky Mountain Laboratories and the New Jersey Medical School-Rutgers University.
Common Superbug Found to Disguise Resistance to Potent Antibiotic By Betsy McKay March 6 2018 6:00 a.m. ET Some common superbugs appear to harbor a little-known type of resistance to a last-resort antibiotic a new study shows suggesting a worrying new way in which dangerous bacteria can evade one of the few remaining treatment options. Bacterial populations are normally viewed as either totally impervious to an antibiotic or totally treatable. But researchers from Emory…
Klebsiella pneumonia refers to pneumonia resulting from an infection from the organism Klebsiella pneumoniae. Epidemiology There tends to be a higher prevalence in older patients with alcoholism and debilitated hospitalised patients Pathol.
A bacteria that causes pneumonia, urinary tract infections and is also found in wounds.