Stenotrophomonas maltophilia mimicking Klebsiella on Chromogenic MediaCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Vibhor Tak,
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, All India Institue of Medical Science, Jodhpur-342005, Rajasthan, India.
Chromogenic media are being used now-a-days for identification of many microorganisms in the clinical microbiology laboratories. They are being used for screening purposes especially in case of urine cultures, environmental surveillance and also for detection of multidrug-resistant organisms like Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE) and Carbapenem-resistant Enterobactericeae (CRE) etc. Organisms produce specific colour due to digestion of chromogenic substrates present in the medium. Thus the Organisms are identified on basis of colour production. These media are specific in detecting common pathogens which are isolated. But they can give different results when uncommon organisms are encountered. In this case report the uncommon organism that is Stenotrophomonas maltophilia produced colour similar to Klebsiella spp. on chromogenic media.
CHROMagar, Non-fermenter, Urine Culture
Vivek Hada, Kumar Saurabh, Vibhor Tak, Anuradha Sharma, Vijaya Lakshmi Nag. STENOTROPHOMONAS MALTOPHILIA MIMICKING KLEBSIELLA ON CHROMOGENIC MEDIA. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 October [cited: 2018 Jan 19 ]; 11:DD04-DD05. Available from
Date of Submission: Jun 17, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Aug 11, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Aug 19, 2017
Date of Publishing: Oct 01, 2017
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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