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Risk Factors of Ansari et al for Infection with Multidrug-Resistant Stenotrophomonas maltophilia in a Patient with Cancer

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Ansari et al identified risk factors for infection with multidrug-resistant Stenotrophomonas maltophilia (nee Pseudomonas maltophilia) in a patient with cancer. Infections with multidrug-resistant strains are associated with an increased mortality rate, risk of spread to other patients and difficult therapeutic choices. The authors are from the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

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