Stenotrophomonas maltophilia

An unusual cause of biliary sepsis

Konstantinos Papadakis, Shahe E. Vartivarian, Maria Vassilaki, Elias J. Anaissie

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Abstract

We report three cases of cholangitis caused by Stenotrophomonas maltophilia and review two other cases reported in the literature. All five episodes occurred in patients with hepatobiliary malignancy complicated by biliary tract obstruction. All patients had undergone biliary tract instrumentation. Before infection developed, four of the five patients had received therapy with antibiotics that do not have in vitro activity against this organism. Four patients responded to appropriate antibiotic therapy and biliary tract decompression, whereas the fifth patient, who had persistent biliary obstruction, did not respond to appropriate antibiotic therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1032-1034
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Stenotrophomonas maltophilia
Sepsis
Biliary Tract
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Cholangitis
Decompression
Therapeutics
Infection
Neoplasms

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  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Stenotrophomonas maltophilia : An unusual cause of biliary sepsis. / Papadakis, Konstantinos; Vartivarian, Shahe E.; Vassilaki, Maria; Anaissie, Elias J.

In: Clinical Infectious Diseases, Vol. 21, No. 4, 01.01.1995, p. 1032-1034.

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Papadakis, Konstantinos ; Vartivarian, Shahe E. ; Vassilaki, Maria ; Anaissie, Elias J. / Stenotrophomonas maltophilia : An unusual cause of biliary sepsis. In: Clinical Infectious Diseases. 1995 ; Vol. 21, No. 4. pp. 1032-1034.
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