• Though rare, Serratia marcescens pneumonia is being reported with increasing frequency, especially in patients in intensive care units. We report three cases of S marcescens pneumonia that presented striking similarities for age, group, type of surgical procedure, and microbiological, hemodynamic, and respiratory patterns. All patients survived after prolonged ventilatory support.
(Arch Surg 112:1220-1224, 1977)
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