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Table 2 The microbial etiology for right-sided infective endocarditis in symptomatic and asymptomatic central line-associated bloodstream infections and bacteremia without central line infection patients

From: Asymptomatic central line-associated bloodstream infections in children implanted with long term indwelling central venous catheters in a teaching hospital, Sri Lanka

Isolated microbes Right sided infective endocarditis (n = 122, 8.3%) P value
CLABSI (72, 59%) Bacteremia without CLABSI (50, 41%)
Symptomatic (n = 30, 24.5%) Asymptomatic (n = 42, 34.5%) Symptomatic (n = 14, 11.5%) Asymptomatic (n = 36, 29.5%) 0.03
MSSA 12** 13** 4 6 0.03**
MRSA 12£ 13£ 7£ 7 0.02£
CoNS 2 14α 1 16α 0.02α
S. epidermidis 1 6 9 0.07
S. hemolyticus 1 1 1 2 0.08
S. schleiferi 1 4 0.07
S. lugdunensis 1 1 0.07
Enterococcus sp. 2 1 1 0.08
C. albicans 3 1 1 2 0.07
C. parapsilosis 1 1 1 4 0.08
  1. CLABSI central line-associated bloodstream infections, MSSA Methicillin-sensitive S. aureus, MRSA Methicillin-resistant S. aureus, CoNS Coagulase-negative Staphylococcus sp.
  2. P < 0.05 taken as significant
  3. ** MSSA was associated significantly in symptomatic and asymptomatic CLABSI, £MRSA was associated significantly in right sided IE following symptomatic, asymptomatic CLABSI and symptomatic bacteremic without CLABSI and α CoNS was associated significantly in right sided IE following asymptomatic CLABSI and asymptomatic bacteremic without CLABSI