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Pseudomonas aeruginosa

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Synonym(s): P. aeruginosa

Introduction

Classification

Taxonomy

  • Family: Pseudomonaceae.
  • Genus: Pseudomonas.
  • Species: aeruginosa.

Etymology

  • Pseudomonas: Gk: pseudes - false; monas - a unit.
  • Aeruginosa: Latin - full of copper rust or verdigris, hence green.

Distribution

  • Worldwide.

Significance

  • Almost exclusively saprophytic - found in soil, water, skin, mucous membranes, feces.
  • Opportunistic, rarely a primary pathogen.

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Clinical Effects

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Diagnosis

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Nuttall T J (1998) Use of ticarcillin in the management of canine otitis externa complicated by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. JSAP 39 (4), 165-168 PubMed.
  • Court E A, Watson A D & Martin P (1994) Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteraemia in a dog. Aust Vet J 71 (1), 25-27 PubMed.
  • Ling G V, Creighton S R & Ruby A L (1981) Tetracycline for oral treatment of canine urinary tract infection caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. JAVMA 179 (6), 578-579 PubMed.