DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/issn.0019-5359.IndianJMedSci20170488

Serratia plymuthica: A community-acquired uropathogen

Sarika Jain, Shamma Arora, Rumpa Saha Saha, Iqbal R. Kaur

Abstract


There is paucity in information on Serratia plymuthica causing human infections. Only few case reports worldwide have documented this organism as a pathogen causing human infections till date. We describe here a case of community-acquired urinary tract infection caused by S. plymuthica in an elderly man. To our knowledge, this is first human case report describing S. plymuthica as uropathogen.

 

Keywords


Community healthcare, Serratia plymuthica, urinary tract infection

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