Pulmonary pseudomonas aeruginosa infection

Pulmonary pseudomonas aeruginosa infection is an uncommon cause of community-acquired pneumonia but can be a common cause of nosocomial pneumonia. It becomes increasingly important in critically ill and ventilated patients.

Pneumonia due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa can occurs as several distinct syndromes 3

Radiographic features

CT - HRCT chest

It can have a number of radiographic presenations with the commonest patterns being 1,4

A pleural effusion may be present in approximately 40% of patients. 

Other uncommon features include intralobular reticular opacities, pleural enhancement, pulmonary cavities and centrilobular nodules.

Article information

rID: 25269
System: Chest
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Pseudomonas-pulmonary-infection
  • Pulmonary pseudomonas infection
  • Pseudomonas pneumonia

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