Pseudomonas aeruginosa

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Pseudomonas aeruginosa

[‚süd·ə‚mōn·əs ‚ar·ə·jə′nō·sə]
(microbiology)
An opportunistic pathogen that is the most significant cause of hospital-acquired infections, particularly in predisposed patients with metabolic, hematologic, and malignant diseases. It produces toxic factors such as lipase, esterase, lecithinase, elastase, and endotoxin, some of which may contribute to its pathogenesis.
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Gillies, "Further studies in the pyocine typing of Pseudomonas pyocyanea.," Journal of Medical Microbiology, vol.
These included the extraction of Pyocyanase from the bacterium Pseudomonas pyocyanea which could prevent the growth of anthrax and diphtheria bacilli.