Biology of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in relation to pulmonary infection in cystic fibrosis

Pitt, T. L.
January 1986
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine (Supplement);Jan1986, Vol. 79 Issue 12, p13
Academic Journal
The article summarizes the knowledge of the microbiology of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and the relevance of its products to the pathogenesis of infection in cystic fibrosis. Virulence factors of Pseudomonas include mucoid polysaccharide, exotoxin A and pyocyanin. Major antibiotics that are active against Pseudomonas are also enumerated.


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