Meningitis due to Stenotrophomonas maltophilia after a Neurosurgical Procedure
Dr. Smita Sood,
3 KHA 4 A ,Jawahar Nagar, Jaipur-302004, Rajasthan, India.
Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is an aerobic, glucose non- fermentative, gram negative bacillus, which is being increasingly recognized as a cause of serious infections such as bacteraemia, urinary tract infections, respiratory tract infections, skin and soft tissue infections, endocarditis, meningitis and ocular infections in hospitalized patients. The treatment of invasive S. maltophilia infections is difficult, as this pathogen shows high levels of intrinsic or acquired resistance to different antibiotics, thus reducing the options which are available for treatment. Meningitiscaused by S. maltophilia is rarely encountered and so its experience is also limited. We are describing here a case of a six months old, male child who developed meningitis caused by Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, after he underwent a neurosurgical procedure.