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Latest recommendations of the RKI Commission for Hospital Hygiene and Infection Control (KRINKO) on how to deal with multi-resistant Gram-negative pathogens such as Serratia marcescens.

Rod-shaped bacteria (bacilli)

Serratia marcescens
(bacterium incl. ESBL/MRGN)

 

 

Curved, straight or bean-shaped: bacilli come in many variants and are widely spread.

Serratia marcescens is a Gram-negative, facultative anaerobic, rod-shaped bacterium in the Enterobacteriaceae family. 

The pathogen may cause urinary tract infection, sepsis, or pneumonia.

Additionally, the bacteria belong to the ESBL-producing strains (ESBL = extended-spectrum beta-lactamase) and are therefore increasingly multi-resistant to many broad-spectrum antibiotics such as cephalosporins or ceftazidime.

The main transmission path is direct or indirect contact with contaminated persons or objects.


» Necessary spectrum of antimicrobial activity
Bactericidal