Saturday, October 21, 2006

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Howdy, I'm P. aruginosa.
I'm a gram negative bacteria.
But I'm not an Enterobacteriaceae like my friends before me.
You can call me a non-fermentative rod, meaning I don't ferment glucose.
You can mostly find me in hospitals

I can cause lots and lots of things in people!

In people with urinary catheters, I can cause UTIs.
In intravenous drug users and transplant patients, I can cause septicaemia.
If you have cystic fibrosis or are on a respirator, I can cause a respiratory infection.
I cause swimmer's ear, plus colonise skin ulcers, infections and burns, just to name a few!

I'm also very resistant to most antibiotics, so it's very hard to get rid me.


Anonymous said...

This is great...I was thinking to myself this morning...There is not nearly enough germ blogs...then hello germ blog....I love germs i think most people need more... give me more germs.... i feel clean and hate it...make me dirty

Emma Lurie said...


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Anonymous said...

These are lovely - but can I request some non-pathogenic bacteria, too? I'm sure you wouldn't want to stereotype prokaryotes as all bad!

Anonymous said...

More about me!

Anonymous said...

This P. aeruginosa guy is very resisitant to antibiotics, because I was testing it in my micro class and he had little to none zone of inhibition! He's a stubborn one!!!

Anonymous said...

the name of the bacteria in the drawing it's not correctly written!!

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