What is Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Pa)?

Pa is a potentially harmful bacteria that can be found in the lungs of nearly half of all people with cystic fibrosis (CF).1,2 When people with CF are infected with Pa, it can cause symptoms that make it harder to breathe.3,4
What is Pseudomonas aeruginosa?

People can be infected with either the non-mucoid or the mucoid strain of Pa. The mucoid strain is better able to survive within the lungs, making it harder to treat. While Pa can start out as the non-mucoid strain, it can progress over time to become the mucoid strain.5

AS PEOPLE WITH CF GET OLDER, THEY ARE MORE LIKELY TO HAVE Pa INFECTION IN THEIR LUNGS2

For example, about 30% of children with CF have a Pa infection by age 10, but that number climbs to 60% by age 24 and to over 70% during adulthood. Over time, Pa infection may cause irritation and damage to the lungs that won't go away.6 Because of this, it's important to treat Pa sooner rather than later.

Prevalence of Pa infection by age in 2018

Pseudomonas aeruginosa age infection chart
Emily, treated with CAYSTON

Becoming more educated about Pa and its effects was the first step in treating it.”

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