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2024: Volume 3, Issue 1

Bacterial Meningitis- Serratia marcescens-Case Report

Saba Safdar1, Tayyaba Anwar2, Saleha Haider3, Ramna Shafique3,*, Shumaila Waseem4, Maria Kanwal3

1Senior Registrar, Ziauddin Hospital KDLB, Ziauddin Medical University, Karachi Pakistan

2Assistant Professor, Ziauddin Hospital KDLB, Ziauddin Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan

3Final year Medical Student, Ziauddin Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan

4Paediatric Resident, Ziauddin Medical College, Karachi Pakistan

*Corresponding Author: Ramna Shafique, Final year Medical Student, Ziauddin Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan; Email: [email protected]

Received Date: February 24, 2024

Publication Date: March 15, 2024

Citation: Safdar S, et al. (2024). Bacterial Meningitis- Serratia marcescens-Case Report. Cases. 3(1):16.

Copyright: Safdar S, et al. © (2024).


Meningitis is a medical condition characterized by irritation of the meninges which are the protective membranes surrounding the brain and the spinal cord. The cause can be bacterial, viral, tuberculous or fungal. Common symptoms of meningitis in children under five years of age include headache, fever, neck stiffness, seizures, and difficulty in feeding. The purpose of this case report is to highlight the rare isolation of Serratia from CSF fluid sample in a 9 months old child. Serratia is not commonly associated with meningitis and is often found as a nosocomial pathogen. Therefore, the isolation of Serratia from the CSF sample in this particular case is noteworthy.

Keywords: Child, CSF analysis, Hydrocephalus, Seizure, Meningeal Irritation, Enterobacteria

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