- may cause often fatal bacteremia common due to localized infections following surgery or burns;
- may cause post burn sepsis, bacteremia, septicemia, otitis media, meningitis, pneumonia, and other infections;
- is the predominant infecting organism in deep puncture wounds of the foot (see foot infections);
- it is the only gram negative bacillus which produces a glycocalyx;
- source: widely distributed in nature; hospital environment;
- may be normal flora in 5% of the population;
- microscopy reveals gm neg rods in singles;
- Antipseudomonal Antibiotics:
- ticarcillin / timentin
- ceph 3
Oral ciprofloxacin compared with parenteral antibiotics in the treatment of osteomyelitis.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm formation and slime excretion on antibiotic-loaded bone cement.
In vitro efficacy of ciprofloxacin and gentamicin against a biofilm of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and its free-living forms.