Gram-Negative, Oxidase-Positive Motile Rods

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Chapter 13

Gram-Negative, Oxidase-Positive Motile Rods

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

• P. aeruginosa is the most common clinically significant pseudomonad.

Identification

Pathogenesis

Diseases caused by P. aeruginosa

• P. aeruginosa causes a wide variety of opportunistic infections, most commonly in hospitalized, immunocompromised, and debilitated individuals.

1. Urinary tract infection (UTI)

2. Burn wound infection

3. Ear infections

4. Skin infections

5. Pulmonary infections

6. Keratitis (fulminating ulceration of the cornea)

7. Disseminated infections of the immunocompromised host (e.g., transplant patient).

8. P. aeruginosa osteomyelitis