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Table 2 Causative organisms

From: Comparison of two-stage open versus percutaneous pedicle screw fixation in treating pyogenic spondylodiscitis

Organisms Percutaneous group (n = 20) Open group (n = 25)
MSSA 5(25%) 6 (24%)
MRSA 3(15%) 4 (16%)
Staph.epidermidis 2(10%) 2 (8%)
E. coli 0 3 (12%)
Pseudo.aeruginosa 2(10%) 1 (4%)
Enterococcus faecalis 0 1 (4%)
Kleb. Pneumoniae 4(20%) 2 (8%)
Penicillium species 0 2 (8%)
Streptococcus Group B 1(5%) 0
Culture negative 3(15%) 4 (16%)
  1. MRSA = Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, MSSA = Methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus.