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Table 4 Microbiology of prosthetic infection (1 day- > 1 year) after haernia or ventral mesh repair

From: Focus on the prophylaxis, epidemiology and therapy of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus surgical site infections and a position paper on associated risk factors: the perspective of an Italian group of surgeons

Microbiology of prosthetic infection (1 day- > 1 year) after haernia or ventral mesh repair
Staphylococcus aureus 50–60 %
Staphylococcus spp 10–20 %
Enterococcus spp 10–20 %
Gram-neg 5–10 %
Pseudomonas, Streptococcus spp, Mycobacteria spp, mixed flora rare