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Serratia spp

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Richard Walker


Introduction

Classification

Taxonomy

  • Family: Enterobacteriaceae.
  • Genus: Serratia.

Etymology

  • Named after Serafino Serrati, an Italian physicist.

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Clinical Effects

Epidemiology

Habitat

  • Environmental organism, opportunistic pathogen.

Lifecycle

  • Multiplies in damp, shaded environments by binary fission.
  • Multiplies in the immunocompromised host.
  • May exchange plasmids with other Enterobacteriaceae.

Transmission

  • Contamination of wounds or other compromised sites.
  • Cause of nosocomial infections following environmental contamination.

Pathological effects

  • Associated with infection in immunosuppressed animals and humans.
  • Mastitis in cows.
  • Septicemia in chickens and immunosuppressed mammals.
  • Infections in reptiles.

Control

Control via chemotherapies

Diagnosis

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Ogilvie G K, Elmslie R E, Cecchini M et al (1992) Use of a biological extract of Serratia marcescens to decrease doxorubicin-induced myelosuppression in dogs. Am J Vet Res 53 (10), 1787-1790 PubMed.
  • Armstrong J P (1984) Systemic Serratia marcescens infections in a dog and cat. JAVMA 184 (9), 1154-1158 VetMedResource.
  • Fox J G, Beaucage C M, Folta C A et al (1981) Nosocomial transmission of Serratia marcescens in a veterinary hospital due to contamination by benzalkonium chloride. J Clin Microbiol 14 (2), 157-160 PubMed.

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