Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a type of bacteria commonly found in the environment. It’s also found on, and in, the human body. For people with reduced immune system function, Pseudomonas aeruginosa can cause significant problems. There are many different types of infections that can be caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa, including:
1. Bacteremia (infection of the bloodstream): Bacteremia can lead to sepsis, a more severe type of blood infection. These types of Pseudomonas infections generally occur in the hospital setting. Symptoms include fever, chills, and feeling very unwell.
2. Lung infections: Pseudomonas commonly infects the lungs resulting in pneumonia. Symptoms of lung infections include fever, chills, shortness of breath, difficulty sleeping, and cough (productive and unproductive). Pseudomonas is also known for causing lung infections in people with cystic fibrosis.
3. Swimmer’s ear: Pseudomonas infection of the ear can present with itching, redness, and discharge from the ear.
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4. Eye infections: Swelling of the eyes, red eyes, and visual disturbances are symptoms of a Pseudomonas infection of the eye.
As you can see, many different body parts can be infected by Pseudomonas. People with compromised immune systems will often have Pseudomonas on stool testing. These aren’t people who need to be hospitalized but people with chronic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis.
In my opinion, Pseudomonas aeruginosa is part of the bacteria pool that can contribute to the onset of autoimmune conditions.