Novel nosocomial infections by Stenotrophomonas maltophilia: First reported case from Lucknow, North India

Chiranjoy Mukhopadhyay, Anudita Bhargava, Archana Ayyagari

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Abstract

We describe a case of empyema with infected ascites caused by Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, which has rarely been reported as pathogenic. The source was determined to a disinfectant solution. The isolate was sensitive to a newer carbapenem-meropenem, and the patient was treated successfully. This case represents a novel dual presentation of a nosocomial infection by the isolate in question.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3989-3990
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume41
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-08-2003

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  • Microbiology (medical)

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