Stenotrophomonas maltophilia endogenous endophthalmitis: clinical presentation, sensitivity spectrum and management.

Research paper by T T Das, H S HS Deshmukh, A A Mathai, Ashok Kumar AK Reddy

Indexed on: 12 May '09Published on: 12 May '09Published in: Journal of medical microbiology


Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is gaining importance as a community-acquired pathogen, after becoming firmly established as a nosocomial pathogen. Here we report a case of endogenous endophthalmitis due to S. maltophilia. Antibiotic-susceptibility testing of the isolate was performed by the Kirby-Bauer disc diffusion method. The organism was resistant to aminoglycosides, imipenem, ticarcillin and cotrimoxazole and was sensitive to ceftazidime and chloramphenicol. The patient was successfully treated with a sensitivity-based intravitreal antibiotic regimen.