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.
Plain film - CT
A number of radiographic patterns have been described.
Predominant radiological patterns include 1
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