Pulmonary serratia infection

Pulmonary serratia infection refers to pulmonary involvement by the organism Serratia marcescens which is a gram-negative bacilli of the Enterobacteriaceae group of bacteria. It can naturally occur in soil and water as well as in the intestine.

It can often involve the lungs as a nosocominal infection - hospital acquired infection. Serratia species may sometimes harbor multidrug-resistance mechanisms that can complicate treatment.

Radiographic features

Plain film - CT

A number of radiographic patterns have been described.

Predominant radiological patterns include 1

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Article Information

rID: 39002
System: Chest
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Serratia pneumonia
  • Serratia pneumonitis
  • Pulmonary serratia infection
  • Serratia marcescens pneumonia

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