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Is bloating a symptom of klebsiella bacterial infections?

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Bloating is not usually a symptom of a klebsiella infection. However, the symptoms of this kind of infection depend on what part of the body is infected and what illness it causes, according to Medscape.

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Klebsiella infections are rare in healthy people and usually attack those who are hospitalized, states the Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center. They can cause various illnesses, including pneumonia, urinary tract infections, infections of the bloodstream and even meningitis.

While these infections are not likely to spread to family members and other visitors, doctors and visitors should follow the same rules for keeping them under control as with other bacteria, recommends the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That means frequent hand washing by medical professionals, visitors and patients. It also means that visitors and professionals should be encouraged to wear gowns and gloves around patients who are infected.

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