Serratia marcescens


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General Information

Pathogen 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

Associated syndromes

Nosocomial Infections

  • Pneumonia (HAP)

  • UTI

  • Wound infections

  • Prosthetic device and line infections

Additional Information

May require contact precautions if highly resistant