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How does phosphate trigger pseudomonas aeruginosa infections?

How does phosphate trigger pseudomonas aeruginosa infections?

Inducible virulence: Pseudomonas demonstrates increased virulence when it is grown in an environment that starves it of phosphate; it affects expression of virulence genes when the organism detects low levels of phosphate. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Can probiotics prevent pseudomonas aeruginosa infection?

Can probiotics prevent pseudomonas aeruginosa infection?

Probiotics Use: There is no evidence that probiotics can prevent a pseudomonas infection. ...Read more

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Can good hygiene prevent pseudomonas aeruginosa infection?

Can good hygiene prevent pseudomonas aeruginosa infection?

Yes and no: Pseudomonas can be transmitted differently - contact exposure, airborne. Also, it may live on some of us without causing any disease, but when local immunity diminishes, it may start causing a problem. Skin infections caused by pseudomonas mandate usual hygiene measures such as hand washing, using protective wear, disposal of infected materials etc. But not 100% guarantee of protection. ...Read more

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How commonly does pseudomonas aeruginosa infect the lungs?

How commonly does pseudomonas aeruginosa infect the lungs?

It occurs,: And can be life-threatening but in my experience most of the time that the organism is isolated from respiratory cultures in hospitalized patients, it is a colonizer, not the cause of pneumonia. ...Read more

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Can monobactams work to treat pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Can monobactams work to treat pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Yes: But this depends upon what infection and the sensitivities of the strain of pseudomonas with which the patient is infected. ...Read more

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I am immuno-compromised, am I more likely to get pseudomonas aeruginosa?

I am immuno-compromised, am I more likely to get pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Possibly: Ps. Aeruginosa infections are most commonly acquired in the hospital setting. They are very common in cystic fibrosis patients. Some compromise in the host health status underlies most of the serious problems with ps. Aer. Infections. Main host factors that affect risk are low white blood cell count, burn wounds or other disruption of skin or mucosal surfaces. ...Read more

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Can cephalosporins work to treat pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Can cephalosporins work to treat pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Yes some: There are many different cephalosporin antibiotics. Many are not effective against ps. Aer. Those that are active against this organism are Fortaz (ceftazidime) and maxipime(cefepime). ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Phosphate (Definition)

Phosphate is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more


Dr. Sewa Legha
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K Phos (Definition)

K-Phos is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more