High Genetic Diversity among Stenotrophomonas maltophilia Isolates from Single Hospital: Nosocomial Outbreaks or Genotypic Profile Changes during Subcultures


Guvenir M., OTLU B. , Tunc E., Aktas E., Suer K.

MALAYSIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, cilt.25, ss.40-49, 2018 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 25 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.21315/mjms2018.25.2.5
  • Dergi Adı: MALAYSIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.40-49

Özet

Background: Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is a non-fermentative gram-negative bacillus which is widely recognised as an important nosocomial pathogen causing pneumonia, blood-stream, wound and urinary tract infections, particularly in immunosuppressed patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate a nosocomial outbreak of by S. maltophilia in an intensive care unit of a tertiary hospital and evaluate unexpected multiclonality.