Serratia marcescens

Precautions

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General Information

Gram negative rod, of the Enterobacteriaceae family. Often highly resistant.

  • Environmental organism, can colonize humans.

  • Infection usually in nosocomial setting.

  • Causes nosocomial outbreaks, and is resistant to some disinfectants.

Nosocomial infections:

  • Pneumonia (HAP)

  • Urinary infections

  • Wound infections

  • Prosthetic device and line infections

May require contact precautions if highly resistant.

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