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


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

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, cilt.12, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 12 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.ijid.2008.03.028
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Özet

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.