Saturday, June 17, 2006

Klebsiella rhinoscleromatis

Hey, my name is K. rhinoscleromatis.
I'm a Gram negative bacteria, family enterobacteriaceae.
Like my cousin K. pneumoniae, I'm part of tribe 6, Klebsiellae.

I usually cause chronic granulomatous infection in the mucous membranes of the upper airway.
I cause Rhinoscleroma, a hardening of skin on the nose, mouth and pharynx.
I'm much more rare than than my cousin.


BenDog said...

i think this guy is my favourite

asepnurwanda said...

is it really have a horn like rhino..??