Pathogens
Serratia marcescens

Serratia marcescens

Precautions

Routine Practices

General Information

Gram negative rod, of the Enterobacteriaceae family.

Environmental organism, can colonize humans.

Infection usually in nosocomial setting.

Causes nosocomial outbreaks, and is resistant to some disinfectants.

Nosocomial infections:

  • Pneumonia (HAP)
  • UTI
  • Wound infections
  • Prosthetic device and line infections

May require contact precautions if highly resistant.