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Table 2 Organisms identified in the prosthetic joint infections included in this studya,b

From: Rapidly-growing mycobacterial infection: a recognized cause of early-onset prosthetic joint infection

Etiologic organism Organism n (%)
Mycobacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Mycobacterium fortuitum
Mycobacterium abscessus
Mycobacterium peregrinum
5 (2.8)
9 (5.0)
1 (0.6)
1 (0.6)
Bacteria Staphylococcus aureus (methicillin susceptible)
Coagulase negative staphylococci
Staphylococcus aureus (methicillin resistant)
Enterococci
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Klebsiella pneumoniae
Streptococcus pyogenes
Salmonella spp.
Escherichia coli
Streptococcus agalactiae
Enterobacter spp.
Group D streptococci
Peptostreptococcus spp.
Proteus spp.
Other gram-negative rods
Other streptococci
30 (16.9)
16 (9.0)
15 (8.4)
13 (7.3)
10 (5.6)
6 (3.4)
4 (2.2)
4 (2.2)
4 (2.2)
4 (2.2)
3 (1.7)
2 (1.1)
1 (0.6)
1 (0.6)
3 (1.7)
5 (2.8)
Fungi Candida spp. 3 (1.7)
Culture-negative   51 (28.7)
  1. aCultures included synovial fluid aspirates and periprosthetic tissue samples
  2. bFourteen subjects were culture-positive for ≥2 microorganisms