Serratia marcescens

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Ser·ra·ti·a mar·ces·'cens

a species found in water, soil, milk, foods, and silkworms and other insects; a significant cause of hospital-acquired infection, especially in patients with impaired immunity; it is the type species of the genus Serratia.

Serratia marcescens

Microbiology The type-species of the gram-negative Serratia, widely present in the environment, and occasional cause of hospital-acquired infections Asssociations Contaminated fluids, equipment, cleaning solutions, hands, ↓ nurse-to-Pt ratio. See Serratia.

Serratia marcescens

An opportunistic bacterium that causes septicemia and pulmonary disease, esp. in immunocompromised patients, and is found in water, soil, milk, and stools. In the proper environment, the organism will grow on food and produce the red pigment prodigiosin.
See also: Serratia


Serafino, 18th century Italian physicist.
Serratia - a genus of anaerobic bacteria that contain gram-negative rods.
Serratia marcescens - a species found in water, soil, milk, foods, and insects; significant cause of hospital-acquired infection.
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Tabla 1: Actividad antimicrobiana de los hidrolizados de caseina bovina, ovina y caprina Origen de la caseina Caseina Caseina Caseina Microorganismo patogeno bovina ovina caprina Staphylococcus aureus + + + Klebsiella pneumoniae + + + Serratia marcescens + + + Enterobacter aerogenes + + - Escherichia coli - + - Salmonella enteriditis + - - Salmonella gallinarum + - - Pseudomona aeruginosa + + - Pseudomona fluorescens + + +
This was subsequently corroborated by molecular identification, and the coloration was shown to be due to the abundant growth of Serratia marcescens, which was identified by 16S sequencing.
With the exception of Serratia marcescens PDL100, all of the gram-negative bacterial strains caused significant decreases in THC (compared to saline controls) at 0.
Serratia marcescens es habitualmente considerada como una especie comensal benigna que muy rara vez se encuentra colonizando o produciendo infeccion en neonatos, sin embargo, en los ultimos anos han aumentado los reportes de brotes de infeccion neonatal asociados a los cuidados de salud producidos por este microorganismo [1,3,4,7,8].
She added: "Eight other babies in the PRM neonatal unit have also been confirmed as being colonised with serratia marcescens.
In an earlier study a water soluble pigment composed of prodigiosin, carbohydrate and protein excreted from Serratia marcescens has been purified by precipitation with ammonium sulphate and dialysis [41].
commune is a mould involved in diverse infectious processes (2,3), in the current case, the initial isolation ofthe fungus was considered without clinical importance, due to the presence of Serratia marcescens and to the negative report for fungus of the histopathological study.
The newly suggested microorganism, Serratia marcescens (S.
Ayrica Aeromonas hydrophila, Serratia marcescens, Aspergillus turleri ve Mucor turleri ile de ektima gangrenozumun goruldugu bildirilmistir (6).
The SFDA is now working with the Ministry of Health to follow up on the locally manufactured baby shampoo, which it says is polluted with serratia marcescens, a type of germ that can cause toxemia, meningitis, conjunctivitis, and inflammation of urinary system, which may lead to death.