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What causes pseudomonas aeruginosa?

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Posted on Thu, 4 Sep 2014
Question: Hi. I have Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Is this serious. Thanks
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Answered by Dr. Vivek Chail (42 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Pseudomonas infection needs close attention

Detailed Answer:
Hi J.kipps,
Thanks for writing in.

I have read through your query in detail.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection must not be taken lightly and treated completely. It can cause infections in various organ systems including the following:

Respiratory tract (eg, pneumonia)
Bloodstream (bacteremia)
Heart (endocarditis)
CNS (eg, meningitis, brain abscess)
Ear (eg, otitis externa and media)
Eye (eg, bacterial keratitis, endophthalmitis)
Bones and joints (eg, osteomyelitis)
GI tract (eg, diarrhea, enteritis, enterocolitis)
Urinary tract
Skin (eg, ecthyma gangrenosum)

As you have mentioned Ciprofloxacin 500 mg in treatment I guess you are having an urinary tract infection.

The duration of treatment varies with various manifestations of the infection and may vary from 3 days for uncomplicated infections to 3 weeks for associated kidney infections. As per studies Ciprofloxacin continues to be the preferred oral agent.

Your doctors must make sure that the psudomonas infection is being treated by Ciprofloxacin by doing antibiotic sensitivity tests.

Please feel free to correct any oversight in my interpretation of your problems and discuss them in detail as per your requirements.

Hope your query is answered.
Do write back if you have any doubts.

Regards,
Dr.Vivek
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What causes pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Brief Answer: Pseudomonas infection needs close attention Detailed Answer: Hi J.kipps, Thanks for writing in. I have read through your query in detail. Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection must not be taken lightly and treated completely. It can cause infections in various organ systems including the following: Respiratory tract (eg, pneumonia) Bloodstream (bacteremia) Heart (endocarditis) CNS (eg, meningitis, brain abscess) Ear (eg, otitis externa and media) Eye (eg, bacterial keratitis, endophthalmitis) Bones and joints (eg, osteomyelitis) GI tract (eg, diarrhea, enteritis, enterocolitis) Urinary tract Skin (eg, ecthyma gangrenosum) As you have mentioned Ciprofloxacin 500 mg in treatment I guess you are having an urinary tract infection. The duration of treatment varies with various manifestations of the infection and may vary from 3 days for uncomplicated infections to 3 weeks for associated kidney infections. As per studies Ciprofloxacin continues to be the preferred oral agent. Your doctors must make sure that the psudomonas infection is being treated by Ciprofloxacin by doing antibiotic sensitivity tests. Please feel free to correct any oversight in my interpretation of your problems and discuss them in detail as per your requirements. Hope your query is answered. Do write back if you have any doubts. Regards, Dr.Vivek