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Dr. Scott Lindquist
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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

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What do you know about pseudomonas infections?

What do you know about pseudomonas infections?

Vague question: Usually pseudomonas infections are seen in hospitals, or with chronic open wounds. With burns or open wounds, the initial infection may be staph or strep, but if antibiotics are given, a pseudomonas infection may develop. Appropriate antibiotics usually eradicate the infection. ...Read more

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What is the definition of pseudomonas aeruginosa?

What is the definition of pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Bacteria: Pseudomonas is a gram negative rod (classification of bacteria).
When we see it, it is usually in the hospital in wound infections. It is usually treated successfully with dressing changes and antibiotics. ...Read more

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How prevalent is pseudomonas aeruginosa in the us?

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 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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What is pseudomonas putida? How it can affect humans?

What is pseudomonas putida? How it can affect humans?

A bacteria in soil: Pseudomonas putida is a bacteria, and is a very common germ that lives in soil and freshwater environments all over the world. It plays a very important role in the decomposition that drives the carbon cycle. It's reported that p. Putida can break down many types of hydrocarbons and organic toxins. In that manner, p. Putida helps clean up our environment. ...Read more

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Why would a 4 year old be diagnosis w pseudomonas from a sputum culture?

Why would a 4 year old be diagnosis w pseudomonas from a sputum culture?

Extremely unusual: This is unusual as the children hardly ever get such infections. This is usually in children that have been chronically ill or have been in hospital with such illness and asthma or cystic fibrosis. suggestive of respiratory type illness or someone who is immunocompromised. ...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 type of pseudomonas gives you bladder symptoms?

What type of pseudomonas gives you bladder symptoms?

P. aeruginosa: Pseudomonas aeruginosa can cause community-acquired or nosocomial (hospital-acquired) urinary tract infections. Community-acquired UTI usually develops in people with prostatitis, urinary tract obstruction, prolonged courses of antibiotic therapy, and recurrent infections. ...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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How can exotoxin of pseudomonas affect the liver?

How can exotoxin of pseudomonas affect the liver?

Eye and lung: Although toxins produced by pseudomonas are probably not needed for the major disease syndromes encountered in most patients with p. Aeruginosa infections, they may be involved in localized infections such as in the eye or lung and contribute to the severity of disease. I am unaware of any effects on the liver by pseudomonal exotoxin. ...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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Can cephalosporins work to treat pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Can cephalosporins work to treat pseudomonas aeruginosa?

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 more

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How common is "pseudomonas aeruginosa" after thoracoscopy?

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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Is it common to get pseudomonas aeruginosa after a thoracoscopy?

Is it common to get pseudomonas aeruginosa after a thoracoscopy?

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 more

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Is there a treatment to manage or cure folliculitis pseudomonas?

Is there a treatment to manage or cure folliculitis pseudomonas?

Topical & Systemic: Pseudomonas folliculitis is classically associated with hot tube use and improper chlorination of the water. Treatment can be topical using Acetic Acid (vinegar) soaks or other agents. Systemic treatment is often centered around oral antibiotics. Sometimes people will carry the bacteria in the nose and eradication there will cure the problem. See a dermatologist to help with management. ...Read more

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If you have pseudomonas in thee lungs will you always be infectious?

If you have pseudomonas in thee lungs will you always be infectious?

No: Pseudomonas is a very difficult bacteria to treat. You will need to be on antibiotics for an extended period of time and your condition should be monitored by a pulmonologist. If you have an underlying condition that predisposed you to get pseudomonas, that needs to be monitored also. ...Read more

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What is the difference between pseudomonas and burkholderia bacteria?

What is the difference between pseudomonas and burkholderia bacteria?

Little difference: Both these bacteria are normal in healthy people, but can cause serious bloodstream infections (sepsis) in special circumstances, especially hospitalized patients with prior antibiotic treatment, often with underlying problems like cancer, major surgery, and so on. There is no important difference in the risks, complications, or treatment between these two bacteria. Discuss with the doctor (s). ...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?

Yes: Yes you are. It is an opportunistic infection that is more prevalent in people with immunodeficiencies/suppression. ...Read more

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Big toenail lifted from injury, now sure I have pseudomonas. Will it need to be removed or can it be treated?

Big toenail lifted from injury, now sure I have pseudomonas. Will it need to be removed or can it be treated?

Lose the nail: You will most likely lose the nail entirely if it has already lifted up. That is OK, it will grow back, but it takes a long time for a big toenail to grow out completely. I'm not sure what you mean about having pseudomonas, so I don't know how to answer that. If the nail is painful when it gets caught on your sock/shoe, you can have it removed by a doctor. Or keep it bandaged to it doesn't snag. ...Read more

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I may had pseudomonas in my urine, retesting tomorrow. Is this curable. I'm 34 was preg and I read really bad things online about resistant. I'm nervous.

I may had pseudomonas in my urine, retesting tomorrow. Is this curable. I'm 34 was preg and I read really bad things online about resistant. I'm nervous.

Sure: It's curable. Yea there is resistance but not that much outside of the hospital. You will be fine. Sounds like you are in good hands!! ...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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