Serratia marcescens

Precautions

See 'Additional Information'
See 'Additional Information'

General Information

Pathogen information

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

Epidemiology

  • Environmental organism, can colonize humans

  • Infection usually in nosocomial setting

  • Causes nosocomial outbreaks, and is resistant to some disinfectants

Associated syndromes

Nosocomial infections: pneumonia (HAP), UTI, wound infections, prosthetic device and line infections

Additional Information

May require contact precautions if highly resistant