When is inpatient care indicated for Pseudomonas infections?

Updated: Dec 17, 2018
  • Author: Selina SP Chen, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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See the list below:

  • Admission is required for acute Pseudomonas infections that require intravenous (IV) antibiotic administration or possible surgical treatment.

  • Critically ill patients should be monitored in an ICU.

  • Most pseudomonal infections are nosocomial; thus, any hardware (eg, central lines, Foley catheters, endotracheal tubes) is a possible source of infection.


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