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Burns. 2003 Nov;29(7):711-3.

Stenotrophomonas maltophilia: a serious and rare complication in patients suffering from burns.

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Department of Internal Medicine, NIMTS General Hospital, Athens, Greece. dalamaga-chavelas@ath.forthnet.gr

Abstract

Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is rarely implicated in clinical infections but it constitutes a significant nosocomial pathogen, especially in immunocompromised patients. This report describes the first case of a generalised infection caused by S. maltophilia that included bacteremia, wound and respiratory tract infection in a patient suffering from burns. Given the emergence of S. maltophilia nosocomial infections, especially in patients with burns, isolation of the bacterium from blood cultures should prompt the commencement of adequate antibiotic treatment.

PMID:
14556730
DOI:
10.1016/s0305-4179(03)00159-1
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