Nosocomial Infection of Pseudomonasn Aerugiriosa

C.S. Lin

1991 Vol.7 NO.5

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Pseudomonas Aennginosa is one of the important pathogenic bacteria of nosocomial infection. The role of Pseudomonas Aenginosa in nasocomial infection was increased im-portance , world-wide, particularly in hospital wards where seriously ill patents are vulnerable to its opportunistic infection. Data from US CDC show that nosocomial infection caused by Pseudomonas Aenginosa has increased yearly from 63% of all nosocomial infections in 1975 to 11.4% in 1984, whereas nosocomial infections caused by Escherichia coil and klebsiella pnewnoniae have remained stable. Pseudomonas Aenginosa is sapno-phytic, and exists generally in soil, sewage and humid environment, and will attack any sites on the human body given the opportunity. In hospitals. Pseudomonas Aenginosa often contaminates respirators and humidifiers and is resistant to some bactericidal disinfectants Isolation of Pseudomonas Aenginosa from Zephiran has been reported. A recent study suspects the inflammation of the abdominal cavity, bacteremia and pseudo-bacteremia caused by Pseudomonas Aeiuginsa to be related to contamination cit Pcvindone/Iodine. The fatality rate of hospital-acquired Pseudomonas Aeiuginsa infection is high. When aleukia patients are infected and develop bacteremia, the fatality rate is varied from 67 to 90% and is much higher than the fatality rate of bacteremia caused by other bacteria. Therefore, hospital infection control personnel mast review current Control measures to come up with more effective ways to reduce the threat of infection.