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November 1971

Serratia marcescens, an Ocular PathogenNew Considerations

Author Affiliations

New York
From the Department of Ophthalmology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine of the City University of New York, New York.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1971;86(5):599-603. doi:10.1001/archopht.1971.01000010601020

Serratia marcescens, initially considered to be a nonpathogenic saprophyte, and later is shown to be pathogenic to man in states of markedly altered disease resistance, has now been demonstrated to be a distinct pathogenic entity even in a young, healthy individual, as related in this case report concerning the development of the corneal abscess in a 9-year-old healthy child.