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Table 4 Bacterial and fungal cultures

From: Microbial colonization of open abdomen in critically ill surgical patients

  Number Percentage of colonized patients (76)
Gram-negative bacilli 43 57
E. coli 21 28
Pseudomonas aeruginosa 10 13
Klebsiella pneumoniae 7 9
Klebsiella oxytoca 4 5
Morganella morganii 3 4
Stenotrophomonas maltophilia 5 7
Enterobacter cloacae 6 8
Proteus vulgaris 1 1
Serratia marcescens 2 3
Serratia liquefaciens 1 1
Burkholderia cepacia 1 1
Gram-positive cocci 54 71
Enterococcus faecalis 24 32
Enterococcus faecium 33 43
Staphylococcus epidermidis 15 20
Staphylococcus haemolyticus 5 7
Coag.neg. staphylococcus 22 29
Streptococcus viridans 2 3
Enterococci (unspecific) 2 3
Gram-positive bacilli 8 11
Bacillus cereus 5 7
Clostridium species (unspecific) 1 1
Clostridium perfringens 2 3
Lactobacillus 1 1
Fungi 27 36
Candida albicans 24 32
Candida glabrata 6 8
Candida dubliensis 2 3
Candida crusei 1 1
Geotrichum candidum   
Anaerobes 19 25
Bacteroides fragilis 13 17
Gram-positive bacilli 3 4
Gram-negative bacilli 2 3
Difteroid 4 5