Repeated epidemics caused by extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producingSerratia marcescens strains

@article{Luzzaro1998RepeatedEC,
  title={Repeated epidemics caused by extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producingSerratia marcescens strains},
  author={Francesco Luzzaro and Mariagrazia Perilli and Roberta Migliavacca and Gianluigi Lombardi and Piero Micheletti and Antonella Agodi and S. T. Stefani and Gianfranco Amicosante and L. Gaffuri Pagani},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={1998},
  volume={17},
  pages={629-636}
}
An outbreak ofSerratia marcescens involving 42 patients admitted to the general intensive care unit of the Hospital of Varese, Italy, occurred from March 1994 to August 1995. The causative strains were resistant to oxyimino-cephalosporins and monobactams due to their production of an extended-spectrumβ-lactamase. Another outbreak caused bySerratia marcescens strains had occurred in the same unit a few months earlier, from February to October 1993, with the strains involved producing a novel TEM… CONTINUE READING