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My child has asthma are they more likely to get pseudomonas aeruginosa?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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Dr. Paul Carter
However, I would want to be sure that your child does not have cystic fibrosis, particularly if there have been any episodes of pneumonia, sinus problems, or abdominal complaints. Pseudomonas infections are more common in patients with cystic fibrosis.
Dr. William Walsh
Agreed, CF isn't often missed anymore due to genetic screening at birth, but there are many unknown genetic subtypes that may initially appear to be asthma but might be something else (CF).
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Asthma does not predispose a person to a bateria such as pseudomonas.
Very unlikely.

In brief: No
Asthma does not predispose a person to a bateria such as pseudomonas.
Very unlikely.
Dr. Barry Bergman
Dr. Barry Bergman
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Individuals with asthma are not at any higher risk to develop pseudomonas infection than general population.
Exception would be when they develop a respiratory failure requiring ventilator support and ICU stay.

In brief: No
Individuals with asthma are not at any higher risk to develop pseudomonas infection than general population.
Exception would be when they develop a respiratory failure requiring ventilator support and ICU stay.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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