Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 450--452

Stenotrophomonas maltophilia: A rare cause of bacteraemia in a patient of end stage renal disease on maintenance hemodialysis


Sonal R Bangde, Lata B Galate 
 Microbiologist Infexn Laboratories Private Limited, Khopat, Thane, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Lata B Galate
Infexn Laboratory Private Limited Khopat, Thane (W), Mumbai, Maharashtra
India

We report a case of bacteraemia due to Stenotrophomonas maltophilia in 60-year-old male patient who presented with high fever to hospital. He was on maintenance hemodialysis (HD) suffering from end stage renal disease. Blood culture from central line was sent from which S. maltophilia was isolated which was resistance to most of antibiotics tested. Central line was removed and peripheral line was established for maintenance HD. Patient was started on levofloxacin to which it was sensitive for 2 weeks, the fever subsided thereafter, and repeat blood culture was negative. S. maltophilia is resistance to most of routinely used antibiotic so this case highlights the importance of early detection and antibiotic sensitivity workup.


How to cite this article:
Bangde SR, Galate LB. Stenotrophomonas maltophilia: A rare cause of bacteraemia in a patient of end stage renal disease on maintenance hemodialysis.Ann Trop Med Public Health 2017;10:450-452


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Bangde SR, Galate LB. Stenotrophomonas maltophilia: A rare cause of bacteraemia in a patient of end stage renal disease on maintenance hemodialysis. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2017 [cited 2020 Apr 2 ];10:450-452
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