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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 72-74

A case report of nonhealing leg ulcer infected with Stenotrophomonas maltophilia in an immunocompetent patient in a Tertiary Care Hospital of Eastern India


1 Department of Microbiology, Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Microbiology, National Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Kalidas Rit
Department of Microbiology, Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research, 70 B T.C. Mukherjee Street, Rishra, Hooghly, West Bengal
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2348-3334.149353

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Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is an aerobic, motile Gram-negative, nonfermentative bacillus considered as an opportunistic pathogen causing infection typically in individuals with immunosuppression, organ transplantation and malignancies. Contaminated water or medical devices in the hospital environment are the primary causes of infection. Here, we report a case of nonhealing leg ulcer infected with S. maltophilia in an immunocompetent individual.


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