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January 1982

Fatal Meningitis due to Serratia marcescens After Stapedectomy

Author Affiliations

From the Laboratory Service, Hines (Ill) Veterans Administration Hospital; the Department of Pathology, Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine, University of Illinois, Chicago; and the Department of Pathology, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University of Chicago.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1982;108(1):34-35. doi:10.1001/archotol.1982.00790490036009

• Meningitis and septicemia due to Serratia marcescens developed in a patient postoperatively after stapedectomy. The infection with this organism is rare but has to be considered in differential diagnosis of bacterial meningitis because the early treatment with intrathecal administration of antibiotics may be lifesaving. Most of the reported cases of meningitis due to Serratia were due to S marcescens.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1982;108:34-35)