Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Precautions

See 'Additional Information'
See 'Additional Information'

General Information

Pathogen information

Non-fermenting aerobic Gram-negative bacilli

Epidemiology

Ubiquitous, water-associated, environmental organism.
Common in hospital environment.

Associated syndromes

May be a colonizer of diseased airways and other sites

Important pathogen of generally nosocomial infections including:

  • UTI

  • Pneumonia - HAP/VAP

  • CNS

  • Intra-abdominal infections

  • Bacteremia

  • Vascular catheter infection

  • Burns/wound infection

  • Osteomyelitis

Additional Information

May require contact +/- droplet precautions if highly resistant.