Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a Gram-negative, rod-shaped, facultative anaerobe in the family of Pseudomonadaceae. Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections may lead to catheter-associated urinary tract infection, lower respiratory tract infection (ventilated patients), wound infection, or sepsis.
In hospitals, Pseudomonas aeruginosa plays a major role as nosocomial pathogen due to its frequency of occurrence and its multiple resistances.
The main transmission path is direct or indirect contact with contaminated persons or objects.
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