Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a lethal strain of bacteria that is responsible for hospital infections in patients with immune system diseases and cystic fibrosis. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is accountable for 18% of hospital acquired pneumonia and is incredibly resistant to antibiotics. Additionally, Cancer and burn patients also commonly suffer serious infections by Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the second most common cause of nosocomial pneumonia and the most common cause of intensive care unit (ICU) pneumonia. Health care workers, medical equipment, sinks, disinfectant solutions, and food can spread pseudomonas infections within hospitals.
Other Body Parts That Can Be Affected
- Urinary tract
Pseudomonas aeruginosa symptoms include fever, tiredness, muscle pains, joint pains, swelling, redness, headaches, cough, weight loss, decreased appetite, tiredness, rapid breathing, rashes, bleeding, stomach pain, breast tenderness, earache, sore eyes, sore throat, and chills.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is commonly resistant to antibiotics; infections are usually treated with two antibiotics at once. Pseudomonas aeruginosa may be treated with blend of ceftazidime (Ceftaz, Fortraz, Tazicef), ciprofloxacin (Cipro), imipenem (Primaxin), gentamicin (Garamycin), tobramycin (Nebcin), ticarcillin-clavulanate (Timentin), or piperacillin-tazobactam (Zosyn). Most antibiotics are administered intravenously or orally for two to six weeks.
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