What are the treatment options for Pseudomonas infections?

Updated: Dec 17, 2018
  • Author: Selina SP Chen, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Antimicrobial agents are needed to treat Pseudomonas infections. Two antipseudomonal drug combination therapy (eg, a beta-lactam antibiotic with an aminoglycoside) is usually recommended for the initial empiric treatment of a pseudomonal infection, especially for patients with neutropenia, bacteremia, sepsis, severe upper respiratory infections (URIs), or abscess formation. The choice of antibiotic also depends on the site and extent of infection and on local resistance patterns. [9] Reports of more resistant strains of Pseudomonas organisms to the currently used antimicrobials are causing much concern.


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