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Stenotrophomonas maltophilia

Other Names for this Disease
  • Stenotrophomonas maltophilia bacteremia
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What are the signs and symptoms of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia?

Signs and symptoms of S. maltophilia infections are generally related to the organ system(s) involved.[1] The most common manifestations of infection are pneumonia and bacteremia. Less common manifestations include endocarditis, mastoiditis, peritonitis, meningitis, soft tissue infection, wound infection, urinary tract infection, and ocular (eye) infection. S. maltophilia can adhere to the surfaces of the upper airway and may colonize areas without causing infection; in some cases, it may be hard to determine whether colonization or actual infection is present.[2]
Last updated: 3/2/2012

  1. Burke A Cunha. Stenotrophomonas Maltophilia. eMedicine. July 22, 2011; Accessed 2/29/2012.
  2. Sarah Stamps Lewis, Aimee Zaas. Stenotrophomonas maltophilia. UpToDate. UpToDate, Inc; 2012;