Pseudomonas aeruginosaisa commonly known as nosocomial infection
agent but rarely previously healthy people are infected by P. aeruginosa. Here we
report Community Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) in a 27 year old male athlete. 15 published
P. aeruginosa CAP case reports were reviewed. 53.3% of patients were female
and 46.67% were male. The mean age was 44 years old (SD: ±13.54). In 8 reports
it is mentioned that the patient was a smoker. Fatality rate was 46.6% and death
rate was not significantly different between selected antibiotic regimen, sex and
smoking in patient’s outcome. Chest strike can be a risk factor for P. aeruginosa
CAP in athlete people. Our reported patient treated by ciprofloxacin 500 mg per day
and healed without any Secondary complication. Fast, timely diagnosis and treatment
is critical in Community Acquired P. aeruginosa pneumonia outcome.
Keywords: P. aeruginosa, Community acquired pneumonia, CAP, Pathogen, Infection, Athlete.
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