What Is a Pseudomonas Putida Infection?

A pseudomonas putida infection is caused by a bacteria commonly found in the environment, according to PubMed Central. Rarely, it attacks the skin and soft tissues, often of someone who is already ill with such ailments as pneumonia or tonsillitis.

Death from pseudomonas putida infection is even more rare, but it has happened, according to PubMed Central. At one point, an elderly patient presented with pseudomonas putida bacteremia. She was already suffering from kidney disease and peripheral vascular disease, and her mental condition was not good. She also had a nonhealing ulcer around her humerus bone. Though she was treated with various medications, she died three days after being admitted to the hospital of shock and massive organ failure.