Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Record number: 
Adverse Occurrence type: 
MPHO Type: 
Time to detection: 
1 - 9 days
Alerting signals, symptoms, evidence of occurrence: 
Vascular anastomotic infections with graft loss caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa occurred in three patients (liver, kidney, and kidney-pancreas), while the lung patient developed severe pneumonia
Demonstration of imputability or root cause: 
Common Donor had P. aeruginosa isolated from routine tracheal cultures. Spillage of tracheal contents onto the innominate artery and subsequent contamination of intra-abdominal organs likely occurred
Imputability grade: 
3 Definite/Certain/Proven
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