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- Non-fermenting Gram-negative rod [Fig], easily grown on standard media.
- Previously referred to as Pseudomonas maltophilia.
- Ubiquitous organism: found in water, soil and plants.
- Considered of low virulence and frequent colonizer of body fluids especially in patients exposed to high-intensity courses of antibiotics.
- Environmental and clinical isolates often exhibit multiple antibiotic resistance.
- S. maltophila has a tendency to adhere and form biofilms to catheters and prosthetic devices.
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