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Original Research Article

Abnormal morphology of Klebsiella pneumoniae in Respiratory Samples: A microscopic observation

Dr Namita Jaggi, Dr Aparna Pandey* and Dr Ashima Jain

Department of Microbiology; Laboratory Services & Infection Control, Artemis Hospital, Sector 51, Gurugram- 122001

Ind.J.Applied.Microbiol. 2019 .22(1) : 51-54

*Corresponding author


Klebsiella pneumoniae is one of the most common causative pathogen for respiratory  infections, meningitis, urinary tract infections, enteritis and septicemia. Aberrant forms of this  bacteria and some other gram negative bacteria like Escherichia coli etc. have been reported  mostly in samples of patients on antibiotics. Here, we report 2 patients with respiratory illnesses,  with prior antibiotic exposure history showing filamentous structures with central enlargement  and capsular halo on gram stain and Klebsiella pneumoniae was grown in cultures of both  respiratory specimens.

Keywords: Aberrant forms, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Gram Staining, Gram negative filaments

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