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


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Yemisen M., Mete B. , Tunali Y. , Yentur E., Ozturk R.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol.12, no.6, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijid.2008.03.028
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Abstract

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. A review of the literature revealed only 15 previous reports. Most cases were associated with neurosurgical procedures. Antimicrobial therapy is complicated by multiple drug resistance of the organism, and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole is the recommended agent for treatment. (C) 2008 International Society for Infectious Diseases. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.