Pseudomonas Bacteria: Overview

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:49 by admin
Pseudomonas bacteria are motile, gram-negative rods specifically associated with water and wet conditions. Resistant to most antibiotics, the bacteria are capable of surviving in conditions most organisms cannot tolerate. Pseudomonas bacteria are a main cause of hospital-related infections, easily attaching themselves to plastic tubing, rubber hoses, and even stainless steel. The organisms target burn victims, patients with depressed immune systems, and individuals on respirators. Pseudomonas infection is also commonly found in cystic fibrosis patients. The pathogen can affect a patient's blood, skin, bones, eyes, ears, urinary tract, heart valve, and lungs.

Recently, Japan's Olympus Optical Co. announced the recall of more than 14,000 bronchoscopes after over 100 patients who had undergone a bronchoscopy at Johns Hopkins Hospital tested positive for the pseudomonas bacteria.

See your doctor if you believe that your health has been severely impacted by pseudomonas bacteria. In addition, it may be important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.

See Also

  1. Harmful Bacteria & Fungus: Overview
  2. Pseudomonas Infections: Overview
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