TABLE 3

Composition of SIG cultures

SIG culture characteristicNo. (%)
Monomicrobial cultures28 (35)
Polymicrobial cultures53 (65)
No. of other organisms in culture:
    115 (19)
    28 (10)
    32 (2)
    Mixed28 (35)
Organisms in polymicrobial cultures
Gram-positive bacteria
    Staphylococcus aureus3
    Staphylococcus lugdunensis3
    Coagulase-negative Staphylococcus spp.9
    Enterococcus faecalis3
    Coryneform bacteria3
    Streptococcus agalactiae4
    Streptococcus anginosus group1
    Streptococcus pneumoniae1
    Other Streptococcus spp.4
    Non-anthracis Bacillus1
Gram-negative bacteria
    Pseudomonas aeruginosa3
    Other Pseudomonas spp.2
    Escherichia coli4
    Enterobacter cloacae2
    Serratia marcescens1
    Acinetobacter calcoaceticus-A. baumannii complex2
    Stenotrophomonas maltophilia1
    Other Gram-negative bacilli2
Anaerobes
    Bacteroides fragilis complex1
    Fusobacterium nucleatum1
Fungi
    Yeast3
    Aspergillus fumigatus1