Stenotrophomonas maltophilia

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Stenotrophomonas maltophilia

an opportunistic ocular bacterial pathogen producing keratitis, keratopathy, and conjunctivitis; a gram-negative nonsporebearing rod, a major emerging nosocomial pathogen, it is of especial importance in intensive care units in part because of its resistance to most penicillins and also to cephalosporins and aminoglycosides. Formerly called Xanthomonas maltophilia and Pseudomonas maltophilia.

Sten·o·tro·pho·mo·nas mal·to·phil·ia

(sten'ō-trō-fŏm'ō-năs mal'tō-fil'ē-ă)
An opportunistic, ocular, bacterial pathogen producing keratitis, keratopathy, and conjunctivitis; a gram-negative, non-spore-bearing rod. A nosocomial pathogen, of special importance in intensive care units in part because of its resistance to most penicillins and to cephalosporins and aminoglycosides. Formerly called Xanthomonas maltophilia and Pseudomonas maltophilia.

Stenotrophomonas maltophilia

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STENOTROPHOMONAS INFECTION OF THE LEG
A gram-negative, motile, strictly anaerobic bacillus of the family Pseudomonadaceae. It may cause pneumonia, meningitis, endocarditis, conjunctivitis, wound infections, and infections related to the use of central venous catheters. Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole is used to treat infections with this organism. This species was formerly called Pseudomonas maltophila and Xanthomonas maltophila. See: illustration