Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Precautions

Standard Precautions
Standard Precautions

General Information

Pathogen information

Nonfermenting aerobic gram negative bacillus

Epidemiology

Ubiquitous, water-associated pathogen, easily selected for by the administration of antimicrobials

Common in hospital environment

Associated syndromes

May be a colonizer of diseased airways and other sites

Important pathogen of nosocomial infections including UTI, pneumonia (HAP/VAP), CNS, intra-abdominal, bacteremia, vascular catheter infection, burns/wound infection, osteomyelitis and others