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Table 2 Microbiological results

From: Primarily treated patients versus referred patients in the treatment of native septic arthritis of digits: a retrospective comparative study

  Primary patients Referred patients p-value
Culture-positive/Total patients 10/11 27/34 0.657
Mono/Polymicrobial 10/0 20/7 0.155
Identified Organisms 10 35  
Gram-positive cocci MSSA 8 1 < 0.001
MRSA 0 14 0.006
Streptococcus species 0 5 0.295
Enterococcus faecalis 0 1 1.0
Gram-negative bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa 1 3 1.0
Pasteurella species 1 2 1.0
Eschericia coli 0 2 1.0
Enterobacter cloacae 0 2 1.0
Proteus vulgaris 0 2 1.0
Prevotella species 0 1 1.0
Aeromonas sobria 0 1 1.0
Fungal infection Candida parapsilosis 0 1 1.0
Susceptibility to cefazolin (yes/no) 9/1 4/23 < 0.001
  1. Significant values shown in bold
  2. MRSA methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, MSSA methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus
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