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Pneumonia with histological findings of considerable alveolar wall damage with necrosis in a diabetic patient with long history of alcohol drinking is mostly related to which of the following organisms?

A) Streptococcus pneumoniae
B) Staphylococcus aureus
C) Streptococcus pyogenes
D) Klebsiella pneumoniae
E) Haemophilus influenza
F) Legionella pneumophilia
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Alcoholic - Klevsiella (currant-jelly sputum)
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I think the answer is D) Klebsiella pneumoniae
Remember the saying " Alcohol Bloody Kills?" A = Alcoholics, Blood is red, so "Red jelly like sputum", Kill = Klebsiella. It is to say alcoholics is predisposed to Klebsiella pneumonia, characterized by red jelly-like sputum.
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Pneumonia with histological findings of considerable alveolar wall damage with necrosis in a diabetic patient with long history of alcohol drinking is mostly related to which of the following organisms?

A) Streptococcus pneumoniae
B) Staphylococcus aureus
C) Streptococcus pyogenes
D) Klebsiella pneumoniae
E) Haemophilus influenza
F) Legionella pneumophilia

Klebsiella
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You all are right. Klebsiella is the answer.
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