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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

PatientAge/sexDate of surgeryDate of isolationOperative proceduresIsolatesScalp shaving using razorsManagement of surgical site infection
176/female8/6/20188/9/2018Craniotomy, Occipital artery to posterior inferior cerebellar artery bypassCSF, BloodYesAntibiotics, EVD
266/female8/6/20188/13/2018Craniotomy, tumor removalCSF, PusYesAntibiotics, EVD
311/female8/6/20188/14/2018Craniotomy, Encephaloduroarterio synangiosisWound, PusYesAntibiotics, wound debridement
414/male8/10/20188/21/2018Craniotomy, Encephaloduroarterio synangiosisPusYesAntibiotics, wound debridement
529/male8/21/20188/28/2018Craniotomy, tumor removalCSF, Pus, TissueYesAntibiotics, EVD
  1. CSF, cerebrospinal fluid; EVD, extraventricular drain