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Does genetics play a role in susceptibility to pseudomonas aeruginosa?

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Dr. Michael Depietro answered

Specializes in Pulmonary Critical Care

Not primary: Susceptibility to pseudomonas is observed when the normal defenses we have against infection are broken down, for example when a patient is very ill in the intensive care unit on a ventilator or breathing machine) mostly this is an acquired problem. However in cystic fibrosis, which is a genetic disease there is a particular tendency to get infected with this bacteria.

Answered 7/5/2012

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