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Stenotrophomonas maltophilia infection


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

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What are the signs and symptoms of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia infection?

Stenotrophomonas maltophilia (S. maltophilia) bacteria usually colonize (live in, or on) areas of the body without causing infection. In these cases, people have no signs or symptoms of a bacterial infection.[1]

When present, symptoms of an S. maltophilia infection generally relate to the organ systems or parts of the body involved.[2] The most common signs and symptoms are pneumonia and bacteremia. Less commonly, people infected by S. maltophilia may experience endocarditis, mastoiditis, peritonitis, meningitis, soft tissue infections, wound infections, urinary tract infections, and/or eye infections.[1]
Last updated: 3/9/2015

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


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