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Pseudomonas aeruginosa 

Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Chapter:
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Author(s):

G.C.K.W. Koh

and S.J. Peacock

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.07060702_update_002

August 28, 2014: This chapter has been re-evaluated and remains up-to-date. No changes have been necessary.

Update:

Further emphasis on the recommendation that combination therapy be used for serious infections.

Brief section on endocarditis added.

Updated on 31 May 2012. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 22 September 2017

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a highly versatile environmental Gram-negative bacterium that can be isolated from a wide range of habitats, including soil, marshes, and the ocean, as well as from plants and animal tissues. It is resistant to many disinfectants and antibiotics, giving it a selective advantage in hospitals. It rarely causes infection in the healthy host but is a major opportunistic pathogen....

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