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Table 3 Distribution of the species isolated from the positive cultures of adult (n = 232) and children (n = 23) with DNIs patients. Three cultures were positive for two microorganisms

From: Microorganisms involved in deep neck infection (DNIs) in Greece: detection, identification and susceptibility to antimicrobials

  Adults (n = 232) Children (n = 23)
No (%) No (%)
Aerobic Bacteria 215 92,7 22 95,7
 a. Gram-positive 207 89,2 19 82.6
  1. Streptococcus pyogenes 104 44,8 13 56,5
  2. Staphylococcus aureus 65 28 4 17,4
  3. Streptococcus group C 23 9,9 1 4,3
  4. Streptococcus anginosus 11 4,7 1 4,3
  5. Streptococcus constellatus subsp. pharynges 2 0,9   
  6. Streptococcus sanguinis 1 0,4   
  7. Staphylococcus epidermidis 1 0,4   
 b. Gram-negative 8 3,4 3 13
  1. Pseudomonas aeruginosa 3 1,3   
  2. Klebsiella pneumoniae 2 0,9 1 4,3
  3. Proteus mirabilis\ 2 0,9   
  4. Serratia liquefaciens 1 0,4   
  5. Providencia stuartii    2 8,7
Anaerobic Bacteria 20 8,6 1 4,3
 a. Gram-positive 6 2,6 1 4,3
  1. Parvimonas micra 5 2,2   
  2. Clostridium bifermentans 1 0,4 1 4,3
 b. Gram-negative 14 6   
  1. Prevotella melaninogenica 7 3   
  2. Fusobacterium nucleatum 7 3