chronic nosocomial pathogen (10% of all cases)
injury, especially burn victims
immunosuppression thru medication
Fimbrae (attachment)-enzyme NEURAMINIDASE that enhances attachment to cell receptors
Slime layer- resists in phagocytosis and aid in attachment to respiratory cells (for cystic patients)
Endotoxin- Lipid A
Exotoxins- exotoxin A and exoenzyme S
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