Serratia marcescens

Serratia marcescens


Routine Practices

General Information

Gram negative rod, of the Enterobacterales 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.