Serratia marcescens: an emerging microorganism in the neonatal intensive care unit


Aygun C., Yigit S. , Gur S., Erdem G., Oran O., Tekinalp G., ...Daha Fazla

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, cilt.42, sa.3, ss.219-222, 2000 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 42 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2000
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.219-222

Özet

As smaller babies survive in neonatal intensive care units, late-onset septicemia with unusual pathogens appears. Between 1 January and 31 December 1998, in Hacettepe University Ihsan Dogramaci Children's Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, seven infants had S. marcescens isolates. Four babies had septicemia-with the microorganism. The case fatality rate was 50 percent in infants with S. marcescens septicemia. The combination of ceftazidime or imipenem with amikacin appears appropriate for the treatment of newborns with Serratia infection.