Does genetics play a role in susceptibility to pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Not primary. Susceptibility to pseudomonas is observed when the normal defenses we have against infection are broken down, for example when a patient is very ill in the intensive care unit on a ventilator or breathing machine) mostly this is an acquired problem. However in cystic fibrosis, which is a genetic disease there is a particular tendency to get infected with this bacteria.
No, . Not at all. It is a nasty bug well known in hospitals as causing infections however, there is no familiar tendency to get the bug.

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Can good hygiene prevent pseudomonas aeruginosa infection?

Yes and no. Pseudomonas can be transmitted differently - contact exposure, airborne. Also, it may live on some of us without causing any disease, but when local immunity diminishes, it may start causing a problem. Skin infections caused by pseudomonas mandate usual hygiene measures such as hand washing, using protective wear, disposal of infected materials etc. But not 100% guarantee of protection. Read more...
Yes and No. Depends where. If you step on a nail and it goes through your shoe the wound is prone to psuedomonas aeruginosa because it is in the glue of your shoe. You can't help that. If you are a girl, wiping from from to back can prevent the bacteria in a uti. Read more...

Who is more susceptible to lung problems caused by pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Pre-existing lung DZ. Patient with COPD or cysytic fibrosis or bronchiectasis are more likely to have pseudomonas infection as well as those on a mechanical ventilator. Read more...
Cystics, COPD. Patients with cystic fibrosis and patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with bronchiecteisis or pathologic dilation of their bronchi are most susceptible to pseudomonas lowere respiratory tract infections. Patients in the hospital on antibiotics are also susceptible to pseudomonas infections. Read more...

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...
Unlikely as a child. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a bacterium that typically infects patients with CF in the second or third decade in life - the longer someone with CF lives the higher the odds of getting pseudomonas are. Additionally, the worse the patient's lung function is the higher the odds of getting p. Aeruginosa are. Not everyone with CF will get it during their lifetime - but most do (at this time). Read more...
CF registry. The CF registry has specific data to answer this question. The overall percentage of patients with p. Aeruginosa in 2006 was 55%, and by the age of 11 years, about 60% of patients will be colonized. I hope this helps. Read more...