Serratia endocarditis, uncommon organism, with significant complications

Submitted: October 8, 2022
Accepted: January 13, 2023
Published: February 2, 2023
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Serratia marcescens is an aerobic, Gram-negative bacillus predominantly seen in patients with intravenous drug use, immunosuppression, previous antibiotic exposure, and indwelling catheterization. Gram-negative organism causing infective endocarditis (IE) is rare. Serratia marcescens IE is uncommon and is reported to be seen in 0.14% of all cases. In this report, we discuss in detail about a 38-year-old man with a history of intravenous drug abuse presenting with S. marcescens related prosthetic valve IE.

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George, Anu Anna, Tejveer Singh, Pradnya Brizmohan Bhattad, Akil A. Sherif, and Ajay Kumar Mishra. 2023. “Serratia Endocarditis, Uncommon Organism, With Significant Complications”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 93 (4). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2023.2453.