Pseudomonas maltophilia

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Related to Pseudomonas maltophilia: Xanthomonas maltophilia

Pseu·do·mo·nas mal·to·phil'·i·a

species now called Xanthomonas maltophilia. See: Stenotrophomonas maltophilia.

Pseudomonas maltophilia.


(soo-do-mo'nas) [? + monas, single]
A genus of gram-negative, aerobic, motile bacilli with polar flagella. Most are saprophytic, living in soil and decomposing organic matter. Some produce blue and yellow pigments.
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Psuedomonas Aeruginosa: infection of the distal foot

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

A species that produces a distinctive blue-green pigment, grows readily in water, and may cause life-threatening infections in humans, including nosocomial pneumonia, urinary tract infections, and sepsis. It may also cause folliculitis, malignant otitis externa, and skin infections in patients who have suffered burns. See: illustration

Pseudomonas cepacia

Burkholderia cepacia.

Pseudomonas mallei

See: Burkholderia

Pseudomonas maltophilia

See: Stenotrophomonas maltophilia

mucoid Pseudomonas aeruginosa

A variant of P. aeruginosa that resists both phagocytosis and antibiotic treatment by secreting a slimy protective coating (alginate slime). It is more virulent than nonmucoid-secreting forms of P. aeruginosa and often colonizes patients with bronchiectasis or cystic fibrosis.

Pseudomonas oryzihabitans

A gram-negative rod that can cause health care–related infections, esp. in catheterized, immunosuppressed, or critically ill patients. It was formerly known as Flavimonas oryzihabitans.

Pseudomonas pseudomallei

Burkholderia pseudomallei.
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Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, anteriormente conocida como Xanthomonas maltophilia y Pseudomonas maltophilia (1), es un bacilo Gram negativo, aerobico, no fermentador de la glucosa, el cual ha sido aislado de muestras provenientes de humanos, animales, alimentos y variadas, fuentes ambientales (2).
Distribution in clinical material and identification of Pseudomonas maltophilia.