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Synergy between Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Posted Feb 15 2010 3:10pm
If you would like to read my original post about pseudomonas aeruginosaclick here. After receiving several questions regarding the treatment of Nathan's staphI thought I would revisit the topic.

I am borrowing the following from the post I wrote July 82009 to explain why Dr. A may not be treating the Staph at this momentnot to say that it won't be treated ever.

Why not treat the Staphylococcus aureus?
Dr. A treated the Staphylococcus aureus last time with oral Bactrim because Nathan was visibly illvomitingcoughingetc. Since his lungs sounded healthy at his clinic visit and he appears healthyhe will remain untreated for now.

Synergy between Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa?
There have been studies that have concluded the presence of Staphylococcus aureus decreases the rate of infection by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Nathan's pediatric nurse K also explained this to me on the phone yesterday.


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