Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 2016; 18(3):162-165
This paper represents a review of currently available date on potential new pathogen in patients with cystic fibrosis. Chronic microbial colonization of the respiratory tract, leading to exacerbations of pulmonary infection, is the major cause of disease and death in patients with cystic fibrosis. Inquilinus limosus, a multidrug-resistant species, was first reported in 1999 as an unidentified gramnegative bacteria isolated from a patient with cystic fibrosis. Longitudinal studies of infected patients are valuable in evaluating the clinical relevance and the factors influencing persistency of Inquilinus spp.