Successful treatment of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia meningitis in a preterm baby boy: a case report

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INTRODUCTION Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is an important cause of hospital acquired infection particularly among severely debilitated and immunosuppressed patients. CASE PRESENTATION We report a case of S. maltophilia meningitis in a preterm baby boy after a neurosurgical procedure, successfully treated with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole and ciprofloxacin. CONCLUSION This organism should be considered as a potential cause of meningitis and trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole and ciprofloxacin are a combination that is successful and safe for treating preterm infants.

DOI: 10.4076/1752-1947-3-7389

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@inproceedings{Rojas2009SuccessfulTO, title={Successful treatment of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia meningitis in a preterm baby boy: a case report}, author={P. Pardo Rojas and Elisa Eva Garc{\'i}a and Gema M Calder{\'o}n and Fernando de Lima Ferreira and Marisa Rosso}, booktitle={Journal of medical case reports}, year={2009} }