Serratia Questions & Answers

Updated: Mar 01, 2018
  • Author: Antonette B Climaco, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What are Serratia species?

What is the pathophysiology of Serratia infection?

What is the incidence of Serratia infection in the US?

What are the mortality rates for Serratia infections?

How does the incidence of Serratia bacteremia vary by sex?

Which age group is at highest risk for Serratia infection?

Presentation

What are the signs and symptoms of Serratia sepsis?

What are the signs and symptoms of Serratia urinary tract infection (UTI)?

What are the signs and symptoms of Serratia respiratory tract infection?

What are the signs and symptoms of Serratia meningitis or cerebral abscess?

What are the signs and symptoms of Serratia intra-abdominal infections?

Which history is characteristic of Serratia osteomyelitis and arthritis?

What are the signs and symptoms of Serratia endocarditis?

What are the signs and symptoms of Serratia ocular infections?

What are the signs and symptoms of Serratia soft-tissue infections?

What are the signs and symptoms of Serratia otitis media?

How common is Serratia parotitis?

Which physical findings suggest Serratia infection?

What are the risk factors for Serratia sepsis or bacteremia?

What are the risk factors for Serratia urinary tract infection (UTI)?

What are the risk factors for Serratia respiratory tract infection?

What is the risk factors for Serratia meningitis and cerebral abscess?

What is the risk factors for Serratia osteomyelitis and arthritis?

What is the risk factors for Serratia endocarditis?

What is the risk factors for Serratia ocular infections?

What is the risk factors for Serratia parotitis?

What is the risk factors for Serratia cutaneous infections?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Serratia?

Workup

Which lab studies are performed in the workup of Serratia infection?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of Serratia infection?

What is the role of lumbar puncture in the workup of Serratia infection?

Treatment

What is the medical treatment for Serratia infection?

When is surgery indicated in the treatment of Serratia infection?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial in the treatment of Serratia infection?

Medications

Which medications are used in the treatment of Serratia infection?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics are used in the treatment of Serratia?

Follow-up

What should be included in inpatient care for Serratia infection?

How is Serratia infection prevented?

What is the prognosis of severe Serratia infection?