What are the treatment options for Pseudomonas bacteremia?

Updated: Dec 17, 2018
  • Author: Selina SP Chen, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Pseudomonas vaccines are also currently used to reduce infection risks in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) and are still under investigation. Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections include the following:

  • Bacteremia

    • Empiric antibiotics are often started before the organism is identified.

    • Whether single-drug or combination therapy is most effective in patients who have bacteremia and neutropenia is debated. The author is unaware of any prospective randomized comparison between monotherapy and combination drug therapy for patients with pseudomonal bacteremia. Duration of treatment is at least 2 weeks.


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