This study included 676 surgery patients with signs and symptoms indicative of wound infections, who presented over the course of 6 years. Bacterial pathogens were isolated from 614 individuals. A single etiologic agent was identified in 271 patients, multiple agents were found in 343, and no agent was identified in 62. A high preponderance of aerobic bacteria was observed. Among the common pathogens were Staphylococcus aureus (191 patients, 28.2%), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (170 patients, 25.2%), Escherichia coli (53 patients, 7.8%), Staphylococcus epidermidis (48 patients, 7.1%), and Enterococcus faecalis (38 patients, 5.6%).

Epidemiology and microbiology of surgical wound infections / Giacometti, Andrea; Cirioni, Oscar; Schimizzi, Am; DEL PRETE, Ms; Barchiesi, Francesco; D'Errico, Marcello Mario; Petrelli, E; Scalise, Giorgio. - In: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY. - ISSN 0095-1137. - STAMPA. - 38:2(2000), pp. 918-922.

Epidemiology and microbiology of surgical wound infections.

GIACOMETTI, Andrea;CIRIONI, OSCAR;BARCHIESI, FRANCESCO;D'ERRICO, Marcello Mario;SCALISE, Giorgio
2000-01-01

Abstract

This study included 676 surgery patients with signs and symptoms indicative of wound infections, who presented over the course of 6 years. Bacterial pathogens were isolated from 614 individuals. A single etiologic agent was identified in 271 patients, multiple agents were found in 343, and no agent was identified in 62. A high preponderance of aerobic bacteria was observed. Among the common pathogens were Staphylococcus aureus (191 patients, 28.2%), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (170 patients, 25.2%), Escherichia coli (53 patients, 7.8%), Staphylococcus epidermidis (48 patients, 7.1%), and Enterococcus faecalis (38 patients, 5.6%).
2000
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