We describe 22 patients from a multistate outbreak of Serratia marcescens bacteremia that was linked to contaminated prefilled syringes of heparin and saline supplied by 1 manufacturer. Contents of unused syringes were cultured in pools; samples from 25 (5.3%) of 472 syringes grew S. marcescens. Despite good clinical outcomes overall, patients had substantial morbidity.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Infection control and hospital epidemiology|
|State||Published - Nov 2010|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases