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A Case of Indophenol Oxidase-positive Stenotrophomonas maltophilia Isolated from Urine in a Patient with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Case report

Annals of Clinical Microbiology (Ann Clin Microbiol) 2008 December Volume 11, Issue 2, pages 132-135.


https://doi.org/10.5145/ACM.2008.11.2.132

A Case of Indophenol Oxidase-positive Stenotrophomonas maltophilia Isolated from Urine in a Patient with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Seungok Lee1, Bin Cho2, Su-Mi Choi3, Kyoung Sil Park4, Myungshin Kim1
Department of 1Laboratory Medicine, 2Pediatrics, and 3Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, the Catholic University of Korea, 4Division of Clinical Microbiology, St. Mary’s Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea

Abstract

Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is a motile, non-fermentative, gram-negative rod. It is one of the important nosocomial pathogens associated with substantial morbidity and mortality such as pneumonia and bacteremia in immunocompromised patients. It should be carefully examined in the course of identification because it is frequently isolated together with other non-fermentative, gram-negative rods from clinical specimens. We report an isolate of S. maltophilia showing an oxidase-positive reaction, which is very rare for the species. (Korean J Clin Microbiol 2008; 11:132-135)

Keywords

Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, Oxidase- positive, 16S rRNA sequencing