Pseudomonas aeruginosa


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General Information

Gram negative bacilli

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

May be a colonizer of diseased airways and other sites.

Important pathogen of generally nosocomial infections including:

  • Urinary tract infection

  • Hospital acquired and ventilator associated pneumonia

  • Bacteremia

  • Line-associated blood stream infection

  • Burns/wound infection