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Gram-negative bacteria that cause VAP

Gram-negative bacteria that cause VAP.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa on Meuller Hinton agar
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The most common Gram negative organisms that cause VAP in adults are:

Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Klebsiella pneumoniae
Stenotrophomonas maltophilia
Acinetobacter baumanii
As we have seen in Week 2 empiric antibiotics should have broad spectrum to cover the most likely pathogens.
Vincent’s respiratory culture results confirm:
10,000 CFU Pseudomonas aeruginosa and the following susceptibility test results:
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