Which imaging studies or exams may be indicated to diagnose Pseudomonas infections in specific sites?

Updated: Dec 17, 2018
  • Author: Selina SP Chen, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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  • To evaluate eye infections to determine the degree of corneal involvement, perform fluorescein staining and slit-lamp examination of the cornea.

  • Patients who develop septic pulmonary emboli as a complication may require a ventilation-perfusion scan.

  • A Wood light examination of a pseudomonal toe web reveals a green-white fluorescence from the elaboration of pyoverdin.


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