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Pseudomonas aeruginosa 

Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Pseudomonas aeruginosa

G.C.K.W. Koh

and S.J. Peacock


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


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

Brief section on endocarditis added.

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date: 16 October 2021

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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