Stenotrophomonas maltophilia

Common Name(s)

Stenotrophomonas maltophilia

Stenotrophomonas maltophilia (S. maltophilia) is a type of bacterium that is found in various natural environments (such as soil, water and plants), but also occurs in the hospital environment and may cause infections including those that affect the bloodstream, respiratory tract, urinary tract and surgical-sites. Infections are uncommon and typically only occur in individuals with severely impaired immune systems.  Risk factors in hospitalized individuals may include prior exposure to antimicrobials, mechanical ventilation, and prolonged hospitalization. It typically grows and spreads through medical devices, hospital fluids (such as irrigation solutions or IV fluids) or patient secretions, but does not readily spread between patients. S. maltophilia does not respond to many antibiotics but most strains are susceptible to co-trimoxazole treatment.
 

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The terms "Stenotrophomonas maltophilia" returned 174 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Unusual case of rapid growing intraabdominal abscess caused by Stenotrophomonas maltophilia after laparoscopic appendectomy due to perforated appendicitis: A case report.
 

Author(s): Dae Ro Lim, Jung Cheol Kuk, Taehyung Kim, Eung Jin Shin

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 May;96(20):e6913.

 

An intraabdominal abscess due to Stenotrophomonas maltophilia (S maltophilia) infection is a very rare clinical manifestation. S maltophilia is a glucose nonfermentative, aerobic, gram-negative, mobile, and biofilm-forming bacterium. It is an opportunistic pathogen and uncommon cause ...

Last Updated: 17 May 2017

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Clinical Characteristics of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia Bacteremia: A Regional Report and a Review of a Japanese Case Series.
 

Author(s): Hirotaka Ebara, Hideharu Hagiya, Yuto Haruki, Eisei Kondo, Fumio Otsuka

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2017 ;56(2):137-142.

 

Objective Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is an emerging nosocomial pathogen that causes fatal infections in critically ill or immunocompromised patients. S. maltophilia bacteremia (SMB) is a rare condition, and its clinical characteristics in Japanese settings are not well known. Methods ...

Last Updated: 16 Jan 2017

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Performance of Vitek 2 for Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing of Acinetobacter baumannii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Stenotrophomonas maltophilia with Vitek 2 (2009 FDA) and CLSI M100S 26th Edition Breakpoints.
 

Author(s): April M Bobenchik, Eszter Deak, Janet A Hindler, Carmen L Charlton, Romney M Humphries

Journal: J. Clin. Microbiol.. 2017 Feb;55(2):450-456.

 

The performances of Vitek 2 AST-GN69 and AST-XN06 cards were compared to Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) reference broth microdilution (BMD) for 99 isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, 26 Acinetobacter baumannii isolates, and 11 Stenotrophomonas maltophilia isolates. ...

Last Updated: 24 Nov 2016

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The terms "Stenotrophomonas maltophilia" returned 6 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Infective endocarditis caused by Stenotrophomonas maltophilia: A report of two cases and review of literature.
 

Author(s): Shaik Subhani, Amar N Patnaik, Ramachandra Barik, Lalita Nemani

Journal: Indian Heart J. 2016 Sep;68 Suppl 2():S267-S270.

 

Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is known for nosocomial habitat. Infective endocarditis due to this organism is rare and challenging because of resistance to multiple broad-spectrum antibiotic regimens. Early detection and appropriate antibiotic based on culture sensitivity reports are ...

Last Updated: 18 Oct 2016

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Severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome complicated by Stenotrophomonas maltophilia peritonitis: a case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Abdul Rehman, Noor Ul-Ain Baloch, Muhammad Awais

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2015 ;54(9):1149-52.

 

Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is an iatrogenic disorder resulting from ovulation induction. Although the occurrence of this disorder is rare, it can be potentially life-threatening in its most severe forms. We herein present the case of a young nulliparous woman who presented ...

Last Updated: 7 May 2015

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Stenotrophomonas maltophilia: an emerging global opportunistic pathogen.
 

Author(s): Joanna S Brooke

Journal: Clin. Microbiol. Rev.. 2012 Jan;25(1):2-41.

 

Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is an emerging multidrug-resistant global opportunistic pathogen. The increasing incidence of nosocomial and community-acquired S. maltophilia infections is of particular concern for immunocompromised individuals, as this bacterial pathogen is associated ...

Last Updated: 10 Jan 2012

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