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Article
October 1977

Serratia marcescens Pneumonia

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Anesthesiology (Drs Carlon, Goldiner, and Howland), Medicine (Dr Dickinson), and Surgery (Dr Turnbull), Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York.

Arch Surg. 1977;112(10):1220-1224. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1977.01370100074015
Abstract

• 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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