Pseudomonas is a bacterium (P. aeruginosa) that can cause Opportunistic infection in bronchia / lungs, urinary tract, wounds, eyes or cause blood poisoning (Sepsis). Also, contact lens solutions may be contaminated with pseudomonas. Some pseudomonas are resistant (resistant) to most antibiotics.
- The infection does not cause rheumatic symptoms, but in a weakened immune system such as during immunosuppressive, anti-rheumatic treatment, after organ transplantation or in HIV infection, the infection can become severe.
- The bacterium is found in contaminated water and other humidity as in hot baths, baths and heat pumps / air conditioning
- Also, the bladder catheter and intravenous venous ports may be infected
- Wound infection after surgical intervention occurs
- Pneumonia (diffuse brocho pneumonia) is seen especially in cystic fibrosis
- Septic shock (most often at low neutrophil leukocytes)
- Dark red-black skin (Ecthyma gangrenosum)
- Urinary tract infections most often occur after catheterization (hospital (noskominal) infection)
- Gastrointestinal infection in the form of necrotizing enterocolitis seen in premature babies (premature) children and by cancer
- Skin and soft tissue infection with bleeding and necrosis (black, dead tissue) such as wound infection after burns
- Outer ear canal attack (external otitis)
- Skeletal infection (Osteomyelitis), especially on feet after pressure sores.
- People with diabetes mellitus (diabetes) has increased risk
- Infected catheters and other causes must be removed
- Early antibiotic treatment
- When choosing antibiotics (possible combinations) consider the risk of resistance
- Consider advice from infectious medicine expertise