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Stenotrophomonas maltophilia infection


Other Names for this Disease
  • S. maltophilia
  • S. maltophilia infection
  • Stenotrophomonas maltophilia
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Treatment

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How might Stenotrophomonas maltophilia infection be treated?

Stenotrophomonas maltophilia (S. maltophilia) bacteria are usually resistant to many antibiotics. The recommended therapy is trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (also called co-trimoxazole, or TMP-SMX). If this medication can not be used, a variety of other antibiotics may be considered. Combination therapy may be necessary in life-threatening cases. The duration of therapy largely depends on the site of infection.[1][2]

More detailed information about medications used to treat S. maltophilia infection is available in Medscape Reference and can be viewed by clicking here.

This information is intended for informational purposes only. People seeking treatment for S. maltophilia infection should consult with their health care provider.
Last updated: 3/9/2015

References
  1. Burke A Cunha, MD. Stenotrophomonas Maltophilia. Medscape Reference. December 2014; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/237024-overview.
  2. Sarah S Lewis, MD; Aimee Zaas, MD, MHS. Stenotrophomonas maltophilia. UpToDate. January 2014; Accessed 3/9/2015.


Other Names for this Disease
  • S. maltophilia
  • S. maltophilia infection
  • Stenotrophomonas maltophilia
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.