DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-3291.ijcp20183548

Stenotrophomonas maltophilia: a rare cause of early onset neonatal sepsis

Chapay Soren, Snigdha Jagtap, V. Malathi, Lakshmi Aparnadevi V. V.

Abstract


Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is a rare cause of early onset neonatal sepsis. The extensive resistance of this organism to several antibiotics leaves fewer options for antimicrobial therapy. A few cases were reported in neonates. We present a case of early onset sepsis in a neonate caused by Stenotrophomonas maltophilia. The newborn was born preterm and presented with respiratory distress within two hours of birth. Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is a rare cause early onset neonatal sepsis with significant morbidity and mortality.


Keywords


Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, neonatal sepsis

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