INFECTIONS CAUSED BY BACTERIA RELATED TO PSEUDOMONAS SPECIES
- maltophilia is an opportunistic pathogen. Most infections occur in the setting of prior broad-spectrum antimicrobial therapy that has eradicated the normal flora in immunocompromised pts.
- S. maltophilia causes pneumonia, especially ventilator-associated pneumonia, with or without bacteremia.
- Central venous line infection (most often in cancer pts) and ecthyma gangrenosum in neutropenic pts have been described.
This organism can colonize airways during broad-spectrum antimicrobial treatment and is a cause of ventilator-associated pneumonia, catheter associated infection, and wound infection.
- B. cepacia is recognized as an antibiotic-resistant nosocomial pathogen in ICU pts.
- B. cepacia can cause a rapidly fatal syndrome of respiratory distress and septicemia (the “cepacia syndrome”) in pts with cystic fibrosis.
HOMEOPATHIC MANAGEMENT: -
The medicines that can be thought of use are:-
- Nux vomica