Pseudomonas Infection Questions & Answers

Updated: Dec 17, 2018
  • Author: Selina SP Chen, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

Where are Pseudomonas found?

What is Pseudomonas?

How are Pseudomonas classified?

What is the pathogenesis of P aeruginosa infection?

What conditions are caused by P cepacia infection?

What is the pathogenesis of P mallei infection?

What is the pathogenesis of P pseudomallei infection?

How is P aeruginosa rated in the CDC National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance System?

What is the prevalence of B cepacia infection in cystic fibrosis?

What is the incidence of P aeruginosa septicemia in the US?

What is the global prevalence of Pseudomonas infections?

What are the mortality rates for Pseudomonas infections?

How does the incidence of Pseudomonas infections vary among races?

How do the prevalence of Pseudomonas infections differ between males and females?

How does the prevalence of Pseudomonas infections vary among age groups?

Presentation

What are the signs and symptoms of P aeruginosa infection?

What are the musculoskeletal manifestations of P aeruginosa infection?

What are the dermatologic manifestations of P aeruginosa infection?

What are the CNS manifestations of P aeruginosa?

What are the otologic manifestations of P aeruginosa infection?

What are the ophthalmologic manifestations of P aeruginosa infection?

What are the GI manifestations of P aeruginosa infection?

What are the genitourinary (GU) manifestations of P aeruginosa infection?

What are the cardiovascular (CV) manifestations of P aeruginosa infection?

What are the respiratory signs and symptoms of P aeruginosa infection?

What are the signs and symptoms of P aeruginosa glanders?

What are the signs and symptoms of P aeruginosa melioidosis?

What does the clinical presentation of Pseudomonas infections depend on?

What is the clinical presentation of Pseudomonas bacteremia and sepsis?

What is the clinical presentation of Pseudomonas bone infections?

What is the clinical presentation of Pseudomonas skin infections?

What is the clinical presentation of Pseudomonas CNS infections?

What is the clinical presentation of Pseudomonas ear infections?

What is the clinical presentation of Pseudomonas eye infections?

What is the clinical presentation of Pseudomonas GI infections?

What is the clinical presentation of Pseudomonas genitourinary (GU) infections?

What is the clinical presentation of Pseudomonas cardiovascular (CV) infections?

What is the clinical presentation of Pseudomonas respiratory infections?

Which individuals are at increased risk of Pseudomonas infections?

What are risk factors for Pseudomonas bacteremia?

What are risk factors for Pseudomonas bone infections?

What are risk factors for Pseudomonas skin infections?

What are risk factors for Pseudomonas CNS infections?

What are risk factors for Pseudomonas ear infections?

What are risk factors for Pseudomonas eye infections?

What are risk factors for Pseudomonas GI infection?

What are risk factors for Pseudomonas genitourinary (GU) infection?

What are risk factors for Pseudomonas cardiovascular (CV) infection?

What are risk factors for Pseudomonas respiratory infection?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Pseudomonas Infection?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the diagnosis of Pseudomonas infections?

Which lab tests may be indicated to diagnose Pseudomonas infections in specific sites?

Which imaging studies or exams may be indicated to diagnose Pseudomonas infections in specific sites?

What is the role of chest radiography in the diagnosis of Pseudomonas infections?

What is the role of CT scanning in the diagnosis of Pseudomonas infections?

What is the role of MRI in the diagnosis of Pseudomonas infections?

Which imaging studies may be helpful in the diagnosis of Pseudomonas infections?

Which procedures are indicated for the diagnosis of Pseudomonas infections?

What are the expected histologic findings of Pseudomonas infections?

Treatment

What are the treatment options for Pseudomonas infections?

What are the treatment options for B cepacia–resistant Pseudomonas infections?

What are the treatment options for Pseudomonas glanders?

What are the treatment options for B pseudomallei Pseudomonas infections?

What are the treatment options for Pseudomonas bacteremia?

What are the treatment options for Pseudomonas bone and skin infections?

What are the treatment options for Pseudomonas CNS infections?

What are the treatment options for Pseudomonas ear and eye infections?

What are the treatment options for Pseudomonas GI and genitourinary (GU) infections?

What are the treatment options for Pseudomonas cardiovascular (CV) infections?

What are the surgical options for Pseudomonas infections?

Which specialist consultations are recommended for treatment of Pseudomonas infections?

What are the dietary restrictions for patients with Pseudomonas infections?

What are the activity restrictions for patients with Pseudomonas infections?

Medications

Which medications are used in the treatment of Pseudomonas infections?

What is the role of quinolone in the treatment of Pseudomonas infections?

What are the contraindications to double-cover antibiotics for the treatment of Pseudomonas infections?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics are used in the treatment of Pseudomonas Infection?

Follow-up

What monitoring is needed following treatment of Pseudomonas infections?

When is inpatient care indicated for Pseudomonas infections?

Which medications are used to treat Pseudomonas infections?

When is transfer to an ICU indicated for the treatment of Pseudomonas infections?

How are Pseudomonas infections prevented?

What are the possible complications of Pseudomonas infections?

Which factors are predictive of a poor prognosis of Pseudomonas septicemia or bacteremia?

Which factors are predictive of a poor prognosis of Pseudomonas cardiovascular infections?

What education should patients with Pseudomonas infections receive?