Pseudomonas aeruginosa are strains of bacteria which can be found anywhere with damp conditions. They can cause problems for people with compromised immune systems and can lead to lung infections like pneumonia. Because of this, they’re particularly dangerous for people who already have chronic lung conditions like bronchiectasis.
Hospitals can be ideal breeding grounds for pseudomonas aeruginosa, particularly equipment like ventilators, sinks, catheters, and humidifiers. This video from CandaQBank explains more about pseudomonas aeruginosa and the effects it can have on patients.
A recent study found that pseudomonas aeruginosa can affect non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis patients in the same way as cystic fibrosis patients, often contracted in the hospital through the use of ventilators. This information may prove useful in researching prevention and management of pseudomonas aeruginosa infections. Read more about this study here.
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