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Table 4 Previously published microbiologic profile of CSF shunt infectionsa

From: A retrospective study of central nervous system shunt infections diagnosed in a university hospital during a 4-year period

Organism Incidence (%)
Staphylococcus epidermidis 32–70
Staphylococcus aureus 12–48
Streptococcal species 6–10
Enteric Gram- negative bacilli 6–20
Anaerobes 6
  1. a Pooled data 3,11,15,16