Outbreak of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase producing Serratia marcescens in an intensive care unit.

Abstract

Serratia marcescens has recently been identified as an important etiological agent in nosocomial infections, and is considered to be an opportunistic pathogen agent in immunosuppressed patients undergoing long periods of intensive care. Research carried out in 1991 and 1992 showed that it was of epidemiological relevance in only 1-2% of clinical isolates at… (More)

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