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My child has asthma are they more likely to get pseudomonas aeruginosa?

My child has asthma are they more likely to get pseudomonas aeruginosa?

No: There is no known association between asthma and pseudomonas aeruginosa infections per se. Patients on high dose steroids who are hospitalized may be less able to fight off the infection - but there are no reported associations even in this extreme case. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more


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My child as cystic fibrosis, how likely will he get pseudomonas aeruginosa?

My child as cystic fibrosis, how likely will he get pseudomonas aeruginosa?

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 more

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I have cancer am I more likely to get pseudomonas aeruginosa?

I have cancer am I more likely to get pseudomonas aeruginosa?

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 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 polymyxins work to treat pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Can polymyxins work to treat pseudomonas aeruginosa?

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 more

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How common is "pseudomonas aeruginosa" after thoracoscopy?

Rare: Getting any infection after thoracoscopy is rare, but if this occurred it could be due to underlying infection in the area scoped, or contamination at the time of the procedure. ...Read more

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Can quinolones work to treat pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Can quinolones work to treat pseudomonas aeruginosa?

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

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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 .?

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