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Stenotrophomonas maltophilia

Valeria Fabre, M.D., John G. Bartlett, M.D.
Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is a topic covered in the Johns Hopkins ABX Guide.

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  • Non-fermenting Gram-negative rod [Fig], easily grown on standard media.
    • Previously referred to as Pseudomonas maltophilia.
  • Ubiquitous organism: found in water, soil and plants.
  • Considered of low virulence and frequent colonizer of body fluids especially in patients exposed to high-intensity courses of antibiotics.
  • Environmental and clinical isolates often exhibit multiple antibiotic resistance.
  • S. maltophila has a tendency to adhere and form biofilms to catheters and prosthetic devices.

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Last updated: February 5, 2019


Fabre, Valeria, and John G Bartlett. "Stenotrophomonas Maltophilia." Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, The Johns Hopkins University, 2019. Pediatrics Central, peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540520/all/Stenotrophomonas_maltophilia.
Fabre V, Bartlett JG. Stenotrophomonas maltophilia. Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2019. https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540520/all/Stenotrophomonas_maltophilia. Accessed April 26, 2019.
Fabre, V., & Bartlett, J. G. (2019). Stenotrophomonas maltophilia. In Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. Available from https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540520/all/Stenotrophomonas_maltophilia
Fabre V, Bartlett JG. Stenotrophomonas Maltophilia [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2019. [cited 2019 April 26]. Available from: https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540520/all/Stenotrophomonas_maltophilia.
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