Virulence factors and resistance mechanisms of Serratia marcescens. A short review.

@article{Rodrigues2006VirulenceFA,
  title={Virulence factors and resistance mechanisms of Serratia marcescens. A short review.},
  author={Ana Paula Rodrigues and A R M Holanda and Gustavo Porto Lustosa and Sheva Maia N{\'o}brega and Willma J Santana and Luciana Bronzi de Souza and Henrique Douglas Melo Coutinho},
  journal={Acta microbiologica et immunologica Hungarica},
  year={2006},
  volume={53 1},
  pages={89-93}
}
Serratia marcescens, a Gram-negative bacillus that belongs to the family Enterobacteriaceae, is a human opportunistic pathogen bacterium that causes many diseases, such as urinary tract infections, respiratory tract infections, bacteremia, conjunctivitis, endocarditis, meningitis and wound infections. Many plasmides that confers multi-drug resistance were discovered, such as virulence factors, like cytotoxins that damage epithelial cells. The main topic of this paper presents a review about the… CONTINUE READING