What are the GI manifestations of P aeruginosa infection?

Updated: Dec 17, 2018
  • Author: Selina SP Chen, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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GI infections (eg, epidemic diarrhea, necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), typhlitis, rectal abscess, Shanghai fever)

  • Presentation is indistinguishable from other bacteremic GI infections.

  • Neonates may present with NEC.

  • Those with hematological malignancies may develop typhlitis or a rectal abscess.

  • Epidemics of pseudomonal diarrheal diseases occur in children.


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