Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis and bacteremia caused by Stenotrophomonas maltophilia in an immunocompromised host

Isao Miyairi, Jeremy A. Franklin, Martin Andreansky, Katherine M. Knapp, Randall T. Hayden

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An 8-year-old girl with leukemia developed acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis with Stenotrophomonas maltophilia and herpes simplex virus. Progression to bacteremia with pathologic evidence of osteomyelitis occurred despite appropriate antimicrobial therapy. This case highlights the importance of prompt recognition, debridement and appropriate therapy in immunocompromised patients with acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-183
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2005
Externally publishedYes



  • Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis
  • Herpes simplex virus
  • Immunocompromised
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Stenotrophomonas maltophilia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)

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