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Stenotrophomonas maltophilia: More than Just a Colonizer!

Ankita Baidya, Parul Kodan, Farhan Fazal, Sandgup Tsering, P Ramesh Menon, Ujjwal Kumar Chowdhury

Keywords : Nosocomial, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, Ventilator-associated pneumonia

Citation Information : Baidya A, Kodan P, Fazal F, Tsering S, Menon PR, Chowdhury UK. Stenotrophomonas maltophilia: More than Just a Colonizer!. Indian J Crit Care Med 2019; 23 (9):434-436.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23241

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-09-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is an emerging gram-negative pathogen that was previously labeled as a colonizer. Nowadays, with multiple antibiotic usage along with certain host factors, infections caused by this organism are getting attention. We hereby report two cases of ventilator-associated pneumonia in postoperative infants by Stenotrophomonas maltophilia in a cardiac intensive care unit (ICU).

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