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J Hosp Infect. 1985 Jun;6(2):218-20.

An 'outbreak' of pulmonary pseudoinfection by Serratia marcescens.


The recovery of multiple isolates of Serratia marcescens from bronchial lavage specimens was traced to contaminated fibreoptic bronchoscopes. Four patients were involved and none became infected. Awareness of a cluster of serratia cultures and immediate investigation and institution of control measures may have prevented the occurrence of true infections.

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