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.
Bacterial infection. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a gram-negative rod bacteria that can cause infection of the body, usually the lungs or skin. It is often seen in patients with chronic medical conditions or those that have a suppressed immune function from another disease.

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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...