• [1]
    Edmond, M.B., Wallace, S.E., McClish, D.K., Pfaller, M.A., Jones, R.N., Wenzel, R.P. (1999) Nosocomial bloodstream infections in United States hospitals: a three-year analysis. Clin. Infect. Dis. 29, 239244.
  • [2]
    Hebden, J., Fuss, L., Schwalbe, R.S., Qaiyumi, S. J.G. Morris Jr. Gewolb, I.H. (1999) Use of molecular epidemiology to investigate an outbreak of Serratia marcescens in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Am. J. Infect. Control. 27, 184185.
  • [3]
    J. Raymond Y. Aujard European Study Group Nosocomial infections in pediatric patients: a European, multicenter prospective study Infect. Control Hosp. Epidemiol. 21 2000 260 263
  • [4]
    L.H. Su J.T. Ou H.S. Leu P.C. Chiang Y.P. Chiu J.H. Chia A.J. Kuo C.H. Chiu C. Chu T.L. Wu C.F. Sun T.V. Riley B.J. Chang The Infection Control Group Extended epidemic of nosocomial urinary tract infections caused by Serratia marcescens J. Clin. Microbiol. 41 2003 4726 4732
  • [5]
    Vigeant, P., Loo, V.G., Bertrand, C., Dixon, C., Hollis, R., Pfaller, M.A., McLean, A.P., Briedis, D.J., Perl, T.M., Robson, H.G. (1998) An outbreak of Serratia marcescens infections related to contaminated chlorhexidine. Infect. Control Hosp. Epidemiol. 19, 791794.
  • [6]
    McNaughton, M., Mazinke, N., Thomas, E. (1995) Newborn conjunctivitis associated with triclosan 0.5% antiseptic intrinsically contaminated with Serratia marcescens. Can. J. Infect. Control. 10, 78.
  • [7]
    Körner, R.J., Nicol, A., Reeves, D.S., MacGowan, A.P., Hows, J. (1994) Ciprofloxacin resistant Serratia marcescens endocarditis as a complication of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. J. Infect. 29, 7376.
  • [8]
    Zaidi, M., Sifuentes, J., Bobadilla, M., Moncada, D., Ponce de León, S. (1989) Epidemic of Serratia marcescens bacteremia and meningitis in a neonatal unit in Mexico City. Infect. Control Hosp. Epidemiol. 10, 1420.
  • [9]
    Passaro, D.J., Waring, L., Armstrong, R., Bolding, F., Bouvier, B., Rosenberg, J., Reingold, A.W., McQuitty, M., Philpott, S.M., Jarvis, W.R., Werner, S.B., Tompkins, L.S., Vugia, D.J. (1997) Postoperative Serratia marcescens wound infections traced to an out-of-hospital source. J. Infect. Dis. 175, 992995.
  • [10]
    Wong, W.W., Wang, L.S., Cheng, D.L., Lin, S.J., Chin, T.D., Hinthorn, D.R., O'Connor, M.C., Huang, W.K. (1991) Serratia marcescens bacteremia. J. Formos. Med. Assoc. 90, 8893.
  • [11]
    Yu, W.L., Lin, C.W., Wang, D.Y. (1998) Serratia marcescens bacteremia: clinical features and antimicrobial susceptibilities of the isolates. J. Microbiol. Immunol. Infect. 31, 171179.
  • [12]
    Bureau of Public Health Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Tokyo (2000) Report of the study group for disease of unknown cause (in Japanese).
  • [13]
    Sakai city Government Public Health and Welfare Bureau (2000) The report of nosocomial Serratia marcescens outbreak in Sakai city (in Japanese).
  • [14]
    Setagaya Ward, Tokyo (2002) Report of measures against Serratia marcescens nosocomial infection incidents (in Japanese).
  • [15]
    Sen, K. (2000) Rapid identification of Yersinia enterocolitica in blood by the 5′ nuclease PCR assay. J. Clin. Microbiol. 38, 19531958.
  • [16]
    Corless, C.E., Guiver, M., Borrow, R., Edwards-Jones, V., Fox, A.J., Kaczmarski, E.B. (2001) Simultaneous detection of Neisseria meningitidis, Haemophilus influenzae, and Streptococcus pneumoniae in suspected cases of meningitis and septicemia using real-time PCR. J. Clin. Microbiol. 39, 15531558.
  • [17]
    Sen, K., Asher, D.M. (2001) Multiplex PCR for detection of Enterobacteriaceae in blood. Transfusion 41, 13561364.
  • [18]
    Tan, T.Y., Corden, S., Barnes, R., Cookson, B. (2001) Rapid identification of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from positive blood cultures by real-time fluorescence PCR. J. Clin. Microbiol. 39, 45294531.
  • [19]
    Tondella, M.L., Talkington, D.F., Holloway, B.P., Dowell, S.F., Cowley, K., Soriano-Gabarro, M., Elkind, M.S., Fields, B.S. (2002) Development and evaluation of real-time PCR-based fluorescence assays for detection of Chlamydia pneumoniae. J. Clin. Microbiol. 40, 575583.
  • [20]
    Shi, Z.Y., Liu, P.Y., Lau, Y.J., Lin, Y.H., Hu, B.S. (1997) Use of pulsed-field gel electrophoresis to investigate an outbreak of Serratia marcescens. J. Clin. Microbiol. 35, 325327.
  • [21]
    Taneike, I., Nakagawa, S., Iwaya, A., Yamamoto, T. (2002) Nosocomial outbreak-derived Serratia marcescens: in vitro susceptibility to antimicrobial agents in comparison with carbapenem-resistant strains. Acta Med. Biol. 50, 177183.
  • [22]
    Arakawa, Y., Shibata, N., Shibayama, K., Kurokawa, H., Yagi, T., Fujiwara, H., Goto, M. (2000) Convenient test for screening metallo-β-lactamase-producing gram-negative bacteria by using thiol compounds. J. Clin. Microbiol. 38, 4043.
  • [23]
    Shibata, N., Doi, Y., Yamane, K., Yagi, T., Kurokawa, H., Shibayama, K., Kato, H., Kai, K., Arakawa, Y. (2003) PCR typing of genetic determinants for metallo-β-lactamases and integrases carried by gram-negative bacteria isolated in Japan, with focus on the class 3 integron. J. Clin. Microbiol. 41, 54075413.