Stenotrophomonas maltophilia

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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 165 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Risk factors for mortality in patients with Stenotrophomonas maltophilia bacteremia.
 

Author(s): Yong Duk Jeon, Woo Yong Jeong, Moo Hyun Kim, In Young Jung, Mi Young Ahn, Hea Won Ann, Jin Young Ahn, Sang Hoon Han, Jun Yong Choi, Young Goo Song, June Myung Kim, Nam Su Ku

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Aug;95(31):e4375.

 

Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is a nosocomial pathogen associated with high morbidity and mortality, particularly in immunocompromised or critically ill patients. In this study, we investigated the risk factors for mortality in patients with S. maltophilia bacteremia.Retrospectively, ...

Last Updated: 6 Aug 2016

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Outbreak of pulmonary Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Stenotrophomonas maltophilia infections related to contaminated bronchoscope suction valves, Lyon, France, 2014.
 

Author(s): Marine Guy, Philippe Vanhems, Cédric Dananché, Michel Perraud, Anne Regard, Monique Hulin, Olivier Dauwalder, Xavier Bertrand, Jullien Crozon-Clauzel, Bernard Floccard, Laurent Argaud, Pierre Cassier, Thomas Bénet

Journal: Euro Surveill.. 2016 Jul;21(28):.

 

In April 2014, pulmonary Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Stenotrophomonas maltophilia co-infections potentially related to bronchoscopic procedures were identified in the intensive care units of a university hospital in Lyon, France. A retrospective cohort of 157 patients exposed to bronchoscopes ...

Last Updated: 27 Jul 2016

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The terms "Stenotrophomonas maltophilia" returned 5 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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A meningitis case due to Stenotrophomonas maltophilia and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Mucahit Yemisen, Bilgul Mete, Yusuf Tunali, Ercument Yentur, Recep Ozturk

Journal: Int. J. Infect. Dis.. 2008 Nov;12(6):e125-7.

 

Stenotrophomonas maltophilia (formerly Xanthomonas maltophilia) is a Gram-negative bacillus increasingly associated with serious nosocomial infections. Here, we describe a 30-year-old male patient who developed meningitis associated with this organism after several neurosurgical procedures. ...

Last Updated: 17 Nov 2008

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