Carbapenem resistant klebsiella pneumonia (CRKP) is caused by bacteria (bugs) that exist in the bowel and cannot be handled with carbapenem antibiotics. In most individuals, CRKP bugs are harmlessly brought into the bowel and do not lead to infection. Even so, if a person is susceptible to getting infected and the infection is induced by CRKP, treating the infection can be challenging because many frequently used antibiotics do not work against Carbapenem resistant klebsiella pneumonia (CRKP).
Moreover, carbapenem resistant klebsiella pneumonia (CRKP) is brought by patients, healthcare workers, and visitors, either harmlessly or infected. It can be passed from person – to – person through close interaction or by touching objects or surfaces that the individual with CRKP may have touched, including toilets, bed rails, or equipment.