Occipital Abscess Due to Stenotrophomonas maltophilia : A Rare Case Report
Keywords:Pyoderma, Skin bacterial infection, Wound care, Gram-negative bacteria
AbstractPyoderma is a skin and soft tissue infection caused by Gram-positive or Gram-negative bacteria. Abscess is a form of pyoderma manifestation. Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is a group of Gram-negative bacteria causing pyoderma associated with nosocomial infections and can be obtained from the community. Pyoderma is diagnosed based on physical examination supported by causative organism culture and isolation results. The aim of pyoderma treatment is to eradicate the causative organism, reduce its symptoms, prevent complications and recurrence. We reported a case of occipital abscess caused by Stenotrophomonas maltophilia bacteria. The patient received systemic and topical antibiotics and had a significant clinical result.
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