Suitable empiric antibiotic therapy saves lives in nosocomial pneumonia caused by Stenotrophomonas maltophilia


Yilmaz G. , Ozsu S. S. , Koksal I., ÖZLÜ T.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.40, no.1, pp.99-103, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-0806-23
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.99-103

Abstract

Aim: Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is a nosocomial pathogen of increasing importance. Empiric antibiotic therapy for S. maltophilia infection is difficult because the microorganism is resistant to a number of agents typically used for health care associated infections, thus potentially increasing mortality. This study investigates 23 nosocomial pneumonia cases caused by S. maltophilia, the antibacterial sensitivity of the bacterium and the effect on mortality of suitable empiric therapy.