In the debilitated or otherwise vulnerable patient with clinical evidence of Pseudomonas infection, treatment should begin immediately, without waiting for laboratory test results. Most types of P. aeruginosa diseases are treated with one or more antibiotics to which the organism is sensitive. Antibiotic treatment includes aminoglycosides, such as gentamicin or amikacin, combined with a Pseudomonas-sensitive penicillin, such as ceftazidime or imipenem/cilastatin. Such combination therapy is necessary because Pseudomonas quickly becomes resistant to penicillin derivatives alone.
Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA Professor of Otolaryngology, Dentistry, and Engineering, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery , American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery , American Head and Neck Society
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