Definition: an opportunistic ocular bacterial pathogen producing keratitis, keratopathy, and conjunctivitis; a gram-negative nonsporebearing rod, a major emerging nosocomial pathogen, it is of especial importance in intensive care units in part because of its resistance to most penicillins and also to cephalosporins and aminoglycosides. Formerly called Xanthomonas maltophilia and Pseudomonas maltophilia.
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