Prevention of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection in cystic fibrosis patients

Int J Med Microbiol. 2010 Dec;300(8):573-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmm.2010.08.010.


In patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) prevention of lung infections with Pseudomonas aeruginosa is of major importance. Principles to achieve this goal include vaccination, immediate use of antibiotics in patients newly colonized with the pathogen, and hygienic measures. The purpose of this review is to discuss recent developments in this context.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Bacterial Vaccines / administration & dosage
  • Bronchopneumonia / prevention & control*
  • Cystic Fibrosis / complications*
  • Humans
  • Infection Control / methods
  • Pneumonia, Bacterial / prevention & control*
  • Pseudomonas Infections / prevention & control*
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa / drug effects
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa / immunology


  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Bacterial Vaccines