About Bioline  All Journals  Testimonials  Membership  News

African Health Sciences
Makerere University Medical School
ISSN: 1680-6905
EISSN: 1680-6905
Vol. 16, No. 1, 2016, pp. 149-152
Bioline Code: hs16021
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

African Health Sciences, Vol. 16, No. 1, 2016, pp. 149-152

 en Antibiotics resistance of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia check for this species in other resources strains isolated from various clinical specimens.
Çıkman, Aytekin; Parlak, Mehmet; Güdücüoğlu, Hüseyin; Bayram, Yasemin & Berktaş, Mustafa


Background: A limited number of antibiotics are recommended for the therapy of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia check for this species in other resources infections due to therapy difficulties caused by its numerous mechanisms of resistance.
Objectives: In this study conducted over a period of approximately 5 years we aimed to determine resistance rates of S. maltphilia based on drug classification recommended by Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute.
Methods: A total of 118 S. maltphilia strains isolated from various clinical specimens between January 2006 and June 2012 were included in the study. BD Phoenixautomated microbiology system (Becton Dickinson, USA) was utilized for species level identification and antibiotic susceptibility testing.
Results: Sixty seven of S. maltphilia strains were isolated from tracheal aspirate isolates, 17 from blood, 10 from sputum, 10 from wound and 14 from other clinical specimens. Levofloxacin was found to be the most effective antibiotic against S. maltphilia strains with resistance rate of 7.6%. The resistance rates to other antibiotics were as follows: chloramphenicol 18.2%, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole 20.3% and ceftazidime 72%.
Conclusion: The study revealed that S. maltphilia is resistant to many antibiotics. The treatment of infections caused by S. maltphilia should be preferred primarily as levofloxacin, chloramphenicol, and TMP-SXT, respectively.

Stenotrophomonas maltophilia; antibiotic; resistance

© Copyright 2016 - African Health Sciences

Home Faq Resources Email Bioline
© Bioline International, 1989 - 2024, Site last up-dated on 01-Sep-2022.
Site created and maintained by the Reference Center on Environmental Information, CRIA, Brazil
System hosted by the Google Cloud Platform, GCP, Brazil