Stenotrophomonas maltophilia


Standard Precautions
Standard Precautions

General Information

Pathogen information

Aerobic non-fermenting gram negative rod


May be acquired from diverse environmental sources (i.e. tap water).

Bronchiectatics may be colonized (i.e. CF patients).

Must distinguish colonization from clinically significant infection.

Associated syndromes

Most common true infections - blood stream infection (usually from vascular catheter) and pneumonia.

Other manifestations rare (endocarditis, sinusitis, cellulitis, etc)