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February 1984

Klebsiella ozaenae in a Patient With Cystic Fibrosis

Author Affiliations

From the Pediatric Metabolism Branch, National Institute of Arthritis, Diabetes, and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Bethesda, Md.

Arch Intern Med. 1984;144(2):408-409. doi:10.1001/archinte.1984.00350140242036

• For a 3½-year period, a mucoid strain of Klebsiella ozaenae supplanted the growth of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in the respiratory tract of a patient with cystic fibrosis. He showed no clinical signs of ozena. While the patient was colonized with K ozaenae, his pulmonary status essentially remained unchanged. However, his clinical condition deteriorated rapidly when P aeruginosa colonization again became predominant.

(Arch Intern Med 1984;144:408-409)

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