liquefaciens causing community-acquired infections include peritonitis associated with continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis , pustulosis and costochondritis in heroin addicts , fistulous pyoderma , septic arthritis  and ocular infections resulting from contamination of contact lens cases .
Keeping this in view, where is Serratia Liquefaciens found?
Serratia, Edwardsiella and Morganella belong to Enterobacteriaceae group of gram-negative bacteria. They are facultative anaerobic. They are non-spore forming enteric bacilli (rod shaped). Serratia is found in soil, water, plants, and human intestine.
Additionally, what are the symptoms of Serratia marcescens?
Urinary tract infection Approximately 30-50% of patients with Serratia urinary tract infections are asymptomatic. Symptoms may include fever, frequent urination, dysuria, pyuria, or pain upon urination. In 90% of cases, patients have a history of recent surgery or instrumentation of the urinary tract.
What is Serratia used for?
marcescens is commonly involved in hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), particularly catheter-associated bacteremia, urinary tract infections, and wound infections, and is responsible for 1.4% of HAI cases in the United States.
|Serratia marcescens |
|Species: ||S. marcescens |
|Binomial name |
|Serratia marcescens Bizio 1823 |
What antibiotics cover Serratia?
Serratia infections should be treated with an aminoglycoside plus an antipseudomonal beta-lactam, as the single use of a beta-lactam can select for resistant strains. Most strains are susceptible to amikacin, but reports indicate increasing resistance to gentamicin and tobramycin.