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Indian Journal of Microbiology Research


Injection site abscess in an immunocompromised patient caused by non-pigmented strain of Serratia marcescens


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Article Type : Case Report

Author Details: Sunayana M. Jangla*,Bhupesh S. Machhi

Volume : 6

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2394-5478

Print ISSN : 2394-546X

Article First Page : 184

Article End Page : 185


Abstract

Serratia marcescens commonly causes infections of the respiratory tract, urinary tract, septicaemia and wound infections. It is an opportunistic Gram-negative pathogen causing infections commonly in the immunocompromised patients. However, skin infections caused by Serratia marcescens are unusual. Moreover, infection by non-pigmented strains are less common as compared to those by pigmented strains. We describe a case of an elderly immunocompromised female presenting with abscess formation at the site of insulin injection caused by non-pigment producing Serratia marcescens. She responded to treatment with antibiotics.

Keywords: Abscess, immunocompromised, non-pigmented, Serratia marcescens.

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/j.ijmr.2019.040