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Infective endocarditis caused by Stenotrophomonas maltophilia: A report of two cases and review of literature

Shaik Subhani, Amar N Patnaik, Ramachandra Barik, Lalita Nemani
Indian Heart Journal 2016, 68 Suppl 2: S267-S270
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Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is known for nosocomial habitat. Infective endocarditis due to this organism is rare and challenging because of resistance to multiple broad-spectrum antibiotic regimens. Early detection and appropriate antibiotic based on culture sensitivity reports are the key to its management. We report the diagnosis, treatment, and outcome of two cases of infective endocarditis caused by S. maltophilia.

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