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Community-acquired bacteremia caused by Serratia plymuthica. Case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1643822     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present a case of a 50-year-old woman who was admitted to the hospital as a result of a process affecting the lower respiratory tract, associated with a community-acquired bacteremia due to Serratia plymuthica. The patient was treated with erythromycin and gentamicin and was discharged to home 7 days after admission with complete clinical cure. In view of the lack of reports concerning human infections by S. plymuthica, we present our case and review the literature concerning the microbiological and clinical characteristics of this unusual human pathogen.
J Reina; N Borrell; I Llompart
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0732-8893     ISO Abbreviation:  Diagn. Microbiol. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  1992 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-09-10     Completed Date:  1992-09-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8305899     Medline TA:  Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  449-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Microbiology Service, Hospital Son Dureta, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Bacteremia / microbiology*
Middle Aged
Serratia / classification*
Serratia Infections / microbiology*

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