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PATHOGENESIS: Pseudomonas produces localized infections following surgery or burns. Localized infections can lead to generalized, and occasionally fatal, bacteremia. Pseudomonas is also responsible for a number of nosocomial infections including urinary tract infections following catheterization, pneumonia resulting from
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Unformatted text preview: contaminated respirators, and eye and ear infections. HOST DEFENSES: Most Pseudomonas species are complement-resistent; the best host defense seems to be opsonization and PMN phagocytosis. Once an infection becomes established, however, antitoxin (a humoral response) is very important....
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course BIOLOGY MCB2010 taught by Professor Jessicadigirolamo during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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