Infection with netilmicin resistant Serratia marcescens in a special care baby unit.

@article{Lewis1983InfectionWN,
  title={Infection with netilmicin resistant Serratia marcescens in a special care baby unit.},
  author={David A. Lewis and Peter Hawkey and WattsJA and David C.E. Speller and R J Primavesi and Peter J Fleming and Tyrone Leslie Pitt},
  journal={British medical journal},
  year={1983},
  volume={287 6406},
  pages={1701-5}
}
An outbreak of colonisation and infection with a netilmicin resistant strain of Serratia marcescens occurred in a special care baby unit. S marcescens was isolated from a total of 13 babies; significant infection occurred in five, of whom two died. Epidemiological investigation failed to detect a common source but gastrointestinal colonisation of babies formed a prolonged and possibly important reservoir for infection. Containment proved difficult until the unit was closed to new admissions… CONTINUE READING

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