Pseudomonas aeruginosa (bacterimia): Dose Response Models

General Overview

Pseudomonas aeruginosa causes bacteremia primarily in immunocompromised and immunosupressed patients. Hematologic malignancies, immunodeficiency relating to AIDS, diabetes mellitus, and severe burns are some of the preexisting conditions (Todar 2012). Any route including intravascular, intraperitoneal or intranasal routes of bacterial administration can cause ocular infection. An exposure to almost any bacterium able to cause severe bacteremia can result in ocular infection (Hazlett, Rosen et al. 1978).