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I Have Tuberculosis Am I More Likely To Get Pseudomonas Aeruginosa
Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an infectious organism that spreads by droplets coughed out by an infected person. Infection is established initially in lungs, but can spread within lungs & to other body parts, or can become latent, with reactivation occurring years to decades later. With effective treatment, it can be completely eliminated although drug resistant ...Read more
Probably not: When you have cancer, your immune system is compromised or lower, and this means you are more susceptible to developing an infection. However, it is not specifically to pseudomonas species per se. But, in general, you need to know the cancer type and what the treatment is, since some treatments (like chemotherapy), also decrease your ability to fight off infections effectively. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Later in life: Patients with cystic fibrosis often get these bacteria in their airways by adulthood. The vast majority of adult CF patients have airways colonized with pseudomonas aeruginosa (pa). Younger patients (kids) tend not to have pa in their airways, but that can vary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Infection or coloniz: No, it is uncommon to have pseudomonas in the respiratory tract if you are a non-hospitalized, otherwise normal individual. If you have some immune deficiency, or if the thorascopy was not done with sterile instruments, it is possible, but still unlikely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: There are several kinds or "generations" of cephalosporins antibiotics, which are antibiotics that are chemically related to penicillin. Some of the drugs in this class are highly effective against pseudomonas and some are not. In fact this can vary to some degree depending on the antibiotic sensitivities specific to the pseudomonas strains prevalent in a particular hospital or community. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Quinilones in the past were very effective against pseudomonas, however because of their widespread and some might say, excessive use in the hospital and community many strains of pseudomonas are now resistant to these antibiotics. They still retain effectiveness in some cases, and specific testing of the germ grown from the patient (culture results) can determine if this is true in a given case. ...Read more
I've been sick over a year and was recently diagnosed with pseudomonas aeruginosa and i've been on ciprofloxacin 500mg every 12 hours with no relief .?
Get it re-evaluated: Not knowing the type of Ps aeruginosa infection you have (Urinary tract infection? External ear infection? etc) and for how long you have been on ciprofloxacin, it is important for you to go back to your prescriber and tell them there's no relief from the medication they prescribed. They will need to re-evaluate you and determine if you have another diagnosis. ...Read more
Common in the ICU: It is not common to get this infection in a normal host, that is someone who is healthy otherwise. This kind of pneumonia is fairly common in patients who become very ill from some other problem are require support in the intensive care unit, who otherwise have weakened immune systems, or who have cystic fibrosis which is a genetic disease, involving abnormally thick mucous in the lung. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Polymyxins are a very old class of antibiotics. They tend to have kidney and nervous system toxicity, and because they are very old the exact effective doses of these drugsis not well known. Still given problems with bacterial antibiotic resistance, sometimes these agents are used when a highly resistant bacteria is encountered. Colistin the one most often used can be given via inhalation or iv. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
……acetic acid: .25% acetic acid solution used in a wet to dry dressing changed 2-3 times per day is very successful in eliminating pseudomonas aeruginosa ...Read more
By changing genes: This is not completely understood, but there is experimental evidence from animal experiments and such, that the pseudomonas grown in a low phosphate environment will respond on changes in what genes the germ activates. These changes lead the bacteria to make chemicals that increase its ability to grow and cause damage. In patients with low phosphate levels this may mean > risk of infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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