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Table 3 Microorganisms isolated from 15 patients of iliopsoas abscess associated with cardiovascular disorders

From: Clinical features, management, and outcome of iliopsoas abscess associated with cardiovascular disorders: a hospital-based observational case series study

Microorganisms Culture of pus/tissue (n, %) Culture of blood (n, %)
Gram-positive 5 (33.3%) 9 (60%)
Staphylococcus aureus 3 (20%) 6 (40%)
Streptococcus mitis group 1 (6.7%) 1 (6.7%)
Cutibacterium acnes (Propionibacterium acnes)^ 1 (6.7%) 0 (0%)
Bacillus cereus 0 (0%) 1 (6.7%)
Listeria monocytogenes% 0 (0%) 1 (6.7%)
Gram-negative 5 (33.3%) 8 (53.3%)
Salmonella$ 1 (6.7%) 4 (26.7%)
Acinetobacter baumannii 1 (6.7%) 0 (0%)
Escherichia coli 1 (6.7%) 1 (6.7%)
Klebsiella pneumoniae 1 (6.7%) 1 (6.7%)
Prevotella sp.^ * 1 (6.7%) 0 (0%)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa 0 (0%) 1 (6.7%)
Veillonella sp.^ 0 (0%) 1 (6.7%)
Fungus 2 (13.3%) 1 (6.7%)
Candida# 2 (13.3%) 1 (6.7%)
  1. 1. ^ presented anaerobic; % presented facultative anaerobic
  2. 2. $ including Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium and Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis”; * including P. melaninogenica and P. oralis; # including C. tropicalis, C. albicans, and unclassified Candida sp.
  3. 3. Polymicrobial infections of pus/tissue and blood were found in 5 and 4 patients, respectively