Lung - nontumor
Infections
Serratia marcescens

Author: Elliot Weisenberg, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 27 February 2017, last major update September 2011

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PubMed search: Serratia marcescens [title] pulmonary

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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