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Table 4 Micro-organisms isolated from NF patients for whom culture results were available (n=238)

From: Risk factors, microbiological findings and outcomes of necrotizing fasciitis in New Zealand: a retrospective chart review

  Count Percentage
Organisms and characteristics:   
· Gram positive cocci   
Streptococcus pyogenes 98 41.2%
 Other streptococci spp. 42 17.6%
Staphylococcus aureus (SA) 76 31.9%
 Other staphylococci spp. 37 15.5%
 MRSA 8 3.4%
· Gram positive bacilli   
Corynebacterium spp. 5 2.1%
· Mixed gram positive organisms 4 1.7%
· Gram negative bacilli   
E coli 23 9.7%
Proteus spp. 8 3.4%
Klebsiella spp. 3 1.3%
Enterobacter spp. 2 0.8%
Serratia spp. 5 2.1%
Citrobacter spp. 1 0.4%
Pseudomona spp. 17 7.1%
Eikenella spp. 1 0.4%
Providencia spp. 1 0.4%
Vibrio spp. 1 0.4%
Stenotrophomonas spp. 2 0.8%
Hafnia spp. 1 0.4%
Aeromonas hydrophilia 1 0.4%
 Mixed gram negative bacilli 7 2.9%
· Anaerobes   
Bacteroides spp. 11 4.6%
Prevotella spp 3 1.3%
Clostridium spp 2 0.8%
Preptostreptococcus spp. 1 0.4%
 Mixed anaerobes 29 12.2%
· Mixed bowel flora 4 1.7%
· Mixed skin flora 7 2.9%
· Fungus   
Candida spp. 1 0.4%