Molecular epidemiology of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

  title={Molecular epidemiology of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.},
  author={David Paul Speert},
  journal={Frontiers in bioscience : a journal and virtual library},
  • David Paul Speert
  • Published 2002 in
    Frontiers in bioscience : a journal and virtual…
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a serious opportunistic pathogen in certain compromised hosts, such as those with cystic fibrosis, thermal burns and cancer. It also causes less severe noninvasive disease, such as otitis externa and hot tub folliculitis, in normal hosts. P. aeruginosa is phenotypically very unstable, particularly in patients with chronic infection. Phenotypic typing techniques are useful for understanding the epidemiology of acute infections, but they are limited by their… CONTINUE READING
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