Serratia marcescens Rhabdomyolysis


Serratia marcescens has been recognized as an important cause of nosocomial and community-acquired infections. To our knowledge, we describe the first case of S. marcescens rhabdomyolysis, most probably related to acute cholecystitis and secondary bacteremia. The condition was successfully managed with levofloxacin. Keeping in mind the relevant morbidity and mortality associated with bacterial rhabdomyolysis, physicians should consider this possibility in patients with suspected or proven bacterial disease. We suggest S. marcescens should be regarded as a new causative agent of infectious rhabdomyolysis.

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M. Carrascosa, J. Salcines-Caviedes and M. Farinas, "Serratia marcescens Rhabdomyolysis," Advances in Infectious Diseases, Vol. 3 No. 2, 2013, pp. 63-64. doi: 10.4236/aid.2013.32009.

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