P. aeruginosa blood stream infection isolates: A "full house" of virulence genes in isolates associated with rapid patient death and patient survival.

@article{McCarthy2018PAB,
  title={P. aeruginosa blood stream infection isolates: A "full house" of virulence genes in isolates associated with rapid patient death and patient survival.},
  author={Kate L McCarthy and Alexander M. Wailan and Amy V Jennison and Tim J Kidd and David L. Paterson},
  journal={Microbial pathogenesis},
  year={2018},
  volume={119},
  pages={
          81-85
        }
}
We have recently characterised the epidemiology of P. aeruginosa blood stream infection (BSI) in a large retrospective multicentre cohort study [1]. Utilising corresponding patient BSI isolates we aimed to characterise the genotypic virulence profile of the P. aeruginosa isolates that were associated with rapid death in the non-neutropenic host. Five P. aeruginosa BSI episodes were identified from a larger cohort of P. aeruginosa BSI episodes previously described by McCarthy et al. [1]. The… CONTINUE READING