Non-fermenting Gram-negative bacilli
[cannot catabolize glucose and therefore are not able to ferment. Non-spore forming.]
1] Burkholderia cepacia (also known as Pseudomonas cepacia) – important
pathogen of pulmonary infections in people with cystic fibrosis.
2] Burkholderia pseudomallei (also known as Pseudomonas pseudomallei)
>Elizabethkingia meningoseptica (Previously Chryseobacterium meningosepticum)
>Moraxella catarrhalis (formerly known as Branhamella catarrhalis)
>Stenotrophomonas maltophilia (Initially classified as Pseudomonas maltophilia)
| Important considerations: The choice of an agent should be based on local antimicrobial sensitivities, site of infection, cost, and comorbid conditions. Generally, the most common agents/regimens are listed first. Listed dosages may need to be adjusted for renal dysfunction.
Therapy for Pseudomonas should be guided by susceptibility testing.
Antibiotics used in combination with agents listed above for resistant strains or severe disease – Examples include – [Cefepime + gent, tobra, or amikacin]; [Ceftazidime + gent, tobra, or amikacin]; [Zosyn ® + gent, tobra, or amikacin]; …. :
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