By: Megan Allen
What is it?
Causes and Targeted audience
Pseudomonas are caused by a free-living bacteria, that are found widely in soil and water. They favor moist areas. Only a few of the many species cause disease.
Target audience -
Healthy people are usually not at risk of infection. People who already have a weakened immune system because of another illness or condition are at a higher risk of infection. This is especially true for patients who are hospitalized for an extended period of time. pseudomonas can be spread in hospitals via the hands of healthcare workers or by hospital equipment that is not properly cleaned.
Diagnosis and Treatment
A diagnosis is made by sending a sample of pus, blood, or tissue to a laboratory. The laboratory will then test for the presence of Pseudomonas. Pseudomonas are treated with antibiotics. Unfortunately, many hospital infections are becoming more difficult to treat. These bacteria have developed the ability to adapt and overcome antibiotics in their environment.