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Table 2 Both repeated germ detection and detection of different germs in course of follow-up revision surgeries were significantly more evident in cases with monomicrobial infection at initial revision surgery, p < 0.05

From: Polymicrobial infections and microbial patterns in infected nonunions – a descriptive analysis of 42 cases

type of infection   (n / %)
repeated detection of the same pathogen in course of follow-up surgeries total 16 / 100
monomicrobial 15 / 93.8
polymicrobial 1 / 6.2
germ changes in course of follow-up surgeries total 21 / 100
monomicrobial 21 / 100
polymicrobial 0