Lung - nontumor
Infections
Serratia marcescens



Topic Completed: 1 September 2011

Revised: 29 January 2019, last major update September 2011

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PubMed search: Serratia marcescens [title] pulmonary


Elliot Weisenberg, M.D.
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Cite this page: Weisenberg E. Serratia marcescens. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/lungnontumorserratia.html. Accessed July 23rd, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Common commensal, gram negative rod (Wikipedia)
  • Rare nosocomial infection; most patients have severe underlying disease (eMedicine)
  • Acute necrotizing inflammation with microabscesses, often with vasculitis
  • In neutropenic patients, intra-alveolar fibrin and hemorrhage with hyaline membranes
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Characteristic red color of Serratia infected tissue

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