Klebsiella pneumoniae is a common hospital-acquired pathogen, causing urinary tract infections, nosocomial pneumonia, and intra-abdominal infections; it is also a potential community-acquired pathogen, and has some multi-drug resistant strains.
A pattern of breathing characterized by an increase in the rate and depth of breathing, resulting in a deep, gasping type of respiratory pattern. Kussmauls breathing sometimes accompanies severe nonrespiratory acidosis, as occurs in severe salicylate toxicity.
Malnutrition related to protein depletion over a short period of time.
Exaggerated outward curvature of the thoracic region of the spinal column resulting in a rounded upper back.
Hypertrophic (progressively enlarging) scar.
Hypertrophic scar formation that mainly occurs in dark-skinned individuals; often develops at the site of a surgical incision or when a wound is allowed to heal by second intention healing (granulation).
Cancerous lesions often evident in mouth and on skin; occurs most often in men and is associated with diabetes, malignant lymphoma and AIDS.