Serratia Treatment & Management

Updated: Feb 06, 2017
  • Author: Antonette B Climaco, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Treatment

Medical Care

Antibiotic therapy is the primary treatment in most patients with Serratia infection. Home therapy is an option in patients who are clinically stable.

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Surgical Care

Purulent collections (abscesses) may require drainage.

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Consultations

Consult a cardiac surgeon if considering valve replacement in patients with infective endocarditis.

In a possible nosocomial outbreak of Serratia infection, strain typing may assist the epidemiologic investigation.

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