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Serratia marcescens Pneumonia

Serratia marcescens Pneumonia Abstract • Though rare, Serratia marcescens pneumonia is being reported with increasing frequency, especially in patients in intensive care units. We report three cases of S marcescens pneumonia that presented striking similarities for age, group, type of surgical procedure, and microbiological, hemodynamic, and respiratory patterns. All patients survived after prolonged ventilatory support. (Arch Surg 112:1220-1224, 1977) References 1. Mills J, Drew D: Serratia marcescens endocarditis: A regional illness associated with intravenous drug abuse . Ann Intern Med 84:29-35, 1976.Crossref 2. Richards NM, Levitsky S: Outbreak of Serratia marcescens infections in a cardiothoracic surgical intensive care unit . Ann Thorac Surg 19:503-513, 1975.Crossref 3. Meltz DJ, Grieco MH: Characteristics of Serratia marcescens pneumonia . Arch Intern Med 132:359-364, 1973.Crossref 4. Saxena NC, Friedman S, Plotkin S, et al: First reported successful management of Serratia marcescens bacteremia after open heart surgery in a child . J Pediatr Surg 10:935-938, 1975.Crossref 5. Harris JA, Cobbs CG: Serratia endocarditis in patients with a Starr-Edwards valve: Report of a case of bacteriologic cure with antimicrobial therapy . South Med J 66:1117-1120, 1973.Crossref 6. Myers BR, Shah R, Lefkowitz M: Mycotic aneurysm of the ascending aorta secondary to Serratia infection: Differentiation from prosthetic valve endocarditis . Chest 65:215-217, 1974.Crossref 7. Cooksey RC, Bannister ER, Farrar WE: Antibiotic resistance patterns of clinical isolates of Serratia marcescens . Antimicrob Agents Chemother 7:396-399, 1975.Crossref 8. Hull JH, Sarubbi FA: Gentamicin serum concentrations: Pharmacokinetic predictions . Ann Intern Med 85:183-189, 1976.Crossref 9. Meyer RD, Halter J, Lewis RP, et al: Gentamicin-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Serratia marcescens in a general hospital . Lancet 1:580-583, 1976.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Surgery American Medical Association

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1977 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0004-0010
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1538-3644
DOI
10.1001/archsurg.1977.01370100074015
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Abstract

Abstract • Though rare, Serratia marcescens pneumonia is being reported with increasing frequency, especially in patients in intensive care units. We report three cases of S marcescens pneumonia that presented striking similarities for age, group, type of surgical procedure, and microbiological, hemodynamic, and respiratory patterns. All patients survived after prolonged ventilatory support. (Arch Surg 112:1220-1224, 1977) References 1. Mills J, Drew D: Serratia marcescens endocarditis: A regional illness associated with intravenous drug abuse . Ann Intern Med 84:29-35, 1976.Crossref 2. Richards NM, Levitsky S: Outbreak of Serratia marcescens infections in a cardiothoracic surgical intensive care unit . Ann Thorac Surg 19:503-513, 1975.Crossref 3. Meltz DJ, Grieco MH: Characteristics of Serratia marcescens pneumonia . Arch Intern Med 132:359-364, 1973.Crossref 4. Saxena NC, Friedman S, Plotkin S, et al: First reported successful management of Serratia marcescens bacteremia after open heart surgery in a child . J Pediatr Surg 10:935-938, 1975.Crossref 5. Harris JA, Cobbs CG: Serratia endocarditis in patients with a Starr-Edwards valve: Report of a case of bacteriologic cure with antimicrobial therapy . South Med J 66:1117-1120, 1973.Crossref 6. Myers BR, Shah R, Lefkowitz M: Mycotic aneurysm of the ascending aorta secondary to Serratia infection: Differentiation from prosthetic valve endocarditis . Chest 65:215-217, 1974.Crossref 7. Cooksey RC, Bannister ER, Farrar WE: Antibiotic resistance patterns of clinical isolates of Serratia marcescens . Antimicrob Agents Chemother 7:396-399, 1975.Crossref 8. Hull JH, Sarubbi FA: Gentamicin serum concentrations: Pharmacokinetic predictions . Ann Intern Med 85:183-189, 1976.Crossref 9. Meyer RD, Halter J, Lewis RP, et al: Gentamicin-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Serratia marcescens in a general hospital . Lancet 1:580-583, 1976.Crossref

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Archives of SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Oct 1, 1977

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