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Table 1 Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of outbreak patients with SSI caused by Serratia marcescens after craniotomy

From: Outbreak investigation of Serratia marcescens neurosurgical site infections associated with a contaminated shaving razors

Patient Age/sex Date of surgery Date of isolation Operative procedures Isolates Scalp shaving using razors Management of surgical site infection
1 76/female 8/6/2018 8/9/2018 Craniotomy, Occipital artery to posterior inferior cerebellar artery bypass CSF, Blood Yes Antibiotics, EVD
2 66/female 8/6/2018 8/13/2018 Craniotomy, tumor removal CSF, Pus Yes Antibiotics, EVD
3 11/female 8/6/2018 8/14/2018 Craniotomy, Encephaloduroarterio synangiosis Wound, Pus Yes Antibiotics, wound debridement
4 14/male 8/10/2018 8/21/2018 Craniotomy, Encephaloduroarterio synangiosis Pus Yes Antibiotics, wound debridement
5 29/male 8/21/2018 8/28/2018 Craniotomy, tumor removal CSF, Pus, Tissue Yes Antibiotics, EVD
  1. CSF, cerebrospinal fluid; EVD, extraventricular drain