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Stenotrophomonas maltophilia


Other Names for this Disease
  • Stenotrophomonas maltophilia bacteremia
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Treatment


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How might Stenotrophomonas maltophilia be treated?

S. maltophilia is resistant to many antibiotics. The recommended therapy is trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (also called co-trimoxazole, or TMP-SMX). The duration of therapy depends on the site of infection. Other medications to which the organism is usually sensitive include meropenem, ticarcillin-clavulanic acid, levofloxacin, gatifloxacin, moxifloxacin, minocycline, tigecycline, polymyxins (ie, colistin sulfate), and rifampicin.[1][2] Combination therapy may be necessary in life-threatening cases.

More detailed information about medications used to treat S. maltophilia infection is available on eMedicine's Web site and can be viewed by clicking here.

This information is intended for informational purposes only; individuals seeking treatment for S. maltophilia infection should consult with their health care provider.
Last updated: 3/2/2012

References
  1. Sarah Stamps Lewis, Aimee Zaas. Stenotrophomonas maltophilia. UpToDate. UpToDate, Inc; 2012;
  2. Burke A Cunha. Stenotrophomonas Maltophilia. eMedicine. July 22, 2011; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/237024-overview. Accessed 2/29/2012.