Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Precautions

Standard Precautions
Standard Precautions

General Information

Pathogen information

Gram negative bacilli

Epidemiology

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

Associated syndromes

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