What are the treatment options for Pseudomonas GI and genitourinary (GU) infections?

Updated: Dec 17, 2018
  • Author: Selina SP Chen, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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GI and GU infections

  • Treat GI manifestations of pseudomonal infection with antibiotic therapy for patients with severe localized or systemic infections.

  • The treatment modality for urinary tract infection (UTI) depends on the presence of sepsis, degree of chronicity, potential sites of persistent infection, and local antibiotic susceptibility. Ideally, indwelling urinary catheters should be removed. If the catheter cannot be removed, consider treating only symptomatic episodes or exacerbations because it is not feasible to totally eradicate the organism. Aminoglycosides and quinolones remain the agents of choice.


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