Serratia marcescens has rarely been reported as an agent of invasive disease in patients presenting from the community. Furthermore, S marcescens is frequently opportunistic, affecting individuals with serious medical comorbidities including immune suppression and diabetes. A case of a community-acquired S marcescens spontaneous lumbar epidural abscess presenting as cauda equina syndrome is reported in a previously well 36-year-old man with no identifiable risk factors. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first report of invasive S marcescens causing disease in a patient with no medical comorbidities. ©2008 Pulsus Group Inc. All rights reserved.
Parkins, M. D., & Gregson, D. B. (2008). Community-acquired Serratia marcescens spinal epidural abscess in a patient without risk factors: Case report and review. Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology. Hindawi Limited. https://doi.org/10.1155/2008/210951