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Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Antibiotic Resistance
Various reasons: Pseudomonas is a very common bacteria which has developed many clever ways of resisting different antibiotics. It can destroy the antibiotics with chemicals, pump the antibiotics out of its cell or become 'invisible' to antibiotics by changing the appearance of the bacteria. Pseudomonas can adapt to antibiotics & change during the course of treatment. Serious infections often require an expert. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When one takes a drug, such as heroin or alcohol, repeatedly, 'tolerance' develops because more of the drug is needed to give the same effect on the body/brain; e.g. Liver enzymes r stimulated to metabolize the drug faster and faster. There may be a strong genetic predisposition to addiction, some studies suggesting that 1 of 10 people will become dependent on alcohol or some ...Read more
Which medicament (antibiotic) can I use for treatment of pseudomonas aeruginosa in 2 y/o child? Thanks
Better ask your doc: It's hard to comment about treatment when actual condition of the child is not known. Pseudomonas can cause infection at many sites in the body. There are some antibiotics specific for covering this bug. ...Read more
Varies: This bacteria is a relatively common cause of hospital acquired infections. It is also an important cause of infection in patients with cystic fibrosis. To get an idea of how common in hospitalized patients it is seen in up to 4/1000 patient discharges from the hospital and is responsible for about 10% of hospital acquired infections. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
post op wound culture was positive for- elizabethkingia meningoseptica, and pseudomonas aeruginosa, what kind of bacteria are these and are they bad?
Unfortunately, yes: These are both serious gram negative pathogens. E.meningoseptica is often resistant to usual gram negative agents except piperacillin, but are sensitive to vancomycin and rifampin and often sensitive to quinolones and bactrim. What antibiotics are you treated with? ~13% of hospital-acquired pseudomonas infections are multi-drug resistant. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3841494/ ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Antibiotic resistance is a symptom in which the bacteria infecting a person is resistant to some or all of the antibiotics available. Resistance means that the bacteria cannot be stopped or killed by the antibiotic, or that it takes a lot more antibiotics (big doses) ...Read more
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