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Unformatted text preview: E. coli ), lower respiratory tract ( Klebsiella ), and primary bacteremia ( E. coli ). 2. Infections in compromised patients: E. coli is responsible for 40% of neonatal bacterial meningitis infections. 3. Community acquired infections: E. coli accounts for 85% of urethrocystitis cases, 80% of chronic bacterial prostatitis cases and 90% of acute pyelonephritis cases. Proteus , Klebsiella and Enterobacter may produce urinary tract infections. Proteus may also be responsible for some renal infection stones, due to the production of the enzyme urease and subsequent alkalinization and supersaturation of urine. In addition, K. pneumonia is responsible for approximately 3% of bacterial pneumonia cases and is more severe than that produced by S. pneumoniae . E. coli can also produce several different types of diarrheal disease...
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