Nonfermenting aerobic gram negative bacillus
Ubiquitous, water-associated pathogen, easily selected for by the administration of non-antipseudomonal antimicrobials.
Common in hospital environment.
Many virulence factors (e.g. exotoxins, endotoxins, proteases and biofilm).
May be a colonizer of diseased airways and other sites.
Important pathogen of generally nosocomial infections including:
May require contact +/- droplet precautions if highly resistant