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Xanthomonas maltophilia


Definition: a bacterial species found primarily in clinical specimens but also in water, milk, and frozen food. A frequent cause of infections in hospitalized and immunocompromised humans, it is resistant to many commonly used antibiotics; formerly called Pseudomonas maltophilia.

See: Stenotrophomonas maltophilia

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