Pseudomonas maltophilia

Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to Pseudomonas maltophilia: Xanthomonas maltophilia

Pseu·do·mo·nas mal·to·phil'·i·a

species now called Xanthomonas maltophilia. See: Stenotrophomonas 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.
Enlarge picture
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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Shivananda, "Neonatal infections due to Pseudomonas maltophilia," Indian Pedaitrics, vol.
B (DSM 2134) 1 1 20 100 Enterococcus faecalis (ATCC 19212) 1 100 100 100 Escherichia coli (ATCC 25922) -- -- -- -- Morganella morganii (E 10679/93) -- -- 100 100 Klebsiella pneumoniae (ATCC 27736) -- -- -- -- Pseudomonas aeruginosa (ATCC 27853) -- -- 100 100 Serratia marcescens (E 8382/92) -- -- -- -- Pseudomonas maltophilia (D 141/92) -- -- 100 100 Bacillus subtilis (ATCC 6633) 1 20 20 20 Micrococcus luteus (DSM 348) 1 1 100 100 Corynebacterium amycolatum (ATCC 494368) 1 10 20 100 Corynebact.
Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, previously known as Xanthomonas maltophilia and Pseudomonas maltophilia, is a Gram negative rod, and a non fermentator of glucose, recognized as a causal agent of diverse hospital infections, it also shows resistance to multiple antimicrobial agents.
Transfer of Pseudomonas maltophilia HUGH 1981 to the genus Xanthomonas as Xanthomonas maltophilia (HUGH 1981 ).
Pseudomonas cepacia and Pseudomonas maltophilia in cystic fibrosis patients [abstract].