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My 1 year old has pseudomonas in her urine. Will this cause kidney damage?

My 1 year old has pseudomonas in her urine. Will this cause kidney damage?

Maybe: Pseudomonas germs can produce significant injury to the kidneys & urinary tract .It is not a common finding even among kids who get a uti. It often shows up in kids who have been on multiple meds & can come from the intestines. Good monitoring going forward can minimize your child's risks. ...Read more

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Who is more susceptible to lung problems caused by pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Who is more susceptible to lung problems caused by pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Cystics, COPD: Patients with cystic fibrosis and patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with bronchiecteisis or pathologic dilation of their bronchi are most susceptible to pseudomonas lowere respiratory tract infections. Patients in the hospital on antibiotics are also susceptible to pseudomonas infections. ...Read more

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My coworker has pseudomonas aeruginosa that has caused a corneal ulcer. Should i be worried of contracting it as well?

My coworker has pseudomonas aeruginosa that has caused a corneal ulcer. Should i be worried of contracting it as well?

No : Assuming your coworker is not rubbing her infected eye and then touching surfaces that you touch prior to touching your eyes, the risk is negligable. The bacteria does not have an airborne transmission mode of spread. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could you treat a heavy growth of pseudomonas species?

Can you tell me how could you treat a heavy growth of pseudomonas species?

Pseudomonas: More information will be needed to answer your question. Where is the "heavy growth of pseudomonas species?" Is it from the skin, wound, urine, blood, etc; from an animal (dog, cat etc) or a patient? What is the severity of the infection; Is the person sick/admitted to the hospital? ...Read more

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What is pseudomonas spp and how do you treat it?

What is pseudomonas spp and how do you treat it?

Pseudomonas: This is a gram-negative bacillus of gamma proteobacteria. They occur very commonly in water and some types of plant seeds, and for this reason, were observed very early on in the history of microbiology. The name Pseudomonas literally means “false unit.” When causing infection they can be treated with antibiotics to which they are sensitive in vitro. ...Read more

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What's the inflammation that causing pseudomonas aeriginosa?

What's the inflammation that causing pseudomonas aeriginosa?

Bacterial infection: Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a bacteria found in the environment that can cause infection. It is the presence of the foreign bodies ( the bacteria) that causes the body's immune system to attack and destroy the bacteria. This produces inflammation and often pain in the area of the infection. Treating the infection with medication destroys the bacteria and helps improve the inflammation. ...Read more

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What is a pseudomonas infection?

What is a pseudomonas infection?

Bacterial infection: There are several species of pseudomonas that cause infections in humans. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the most common. It causes urinary tract infections, pneumonia, chronic lung infections in patients with cystic fibrosis and bronchiectesis. It can be part of mixed infections in diabetic foot infections. It causes septicemia in neutropenic cancer patients and patients with central lines in hosp. ...Read more

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Meningocele, pseudomonas and hydrocephalus?

Meningocele, pseudomonas and hydrocephalus?

Unsure: I'm not sure if there's a question here or if you're talking about the three of these together. If so, it would be a very difficult situation to treat. If you have a specific question, please re-send. ...Read more