Pseudomonas aeruginosa can have a significant impact on people with CF. It is the main cause of lung infections and loss of lung function. Infections with Pseudomonas aeruginosa may lead to inflammation that causes:
Symptoms caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections may require hospitalization. Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection is a leading cause of loss of lung function. Even with antipseudomonal IV treatment, lung function could decrease an average of 2% a year.