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Table 3 Bacterial species from necrotizing fasciitis patients

From: Bacteriology and mortality of necrotizing fasciitis in a tertiary coastal hospital with comparing risk indicators of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Vibrio vulnificus infections: a prospective study

Isolated bacteria No. of patients (%) Dead patients Survival patients Mortality rate of pathogen (%)
Variable (%) (N = 184)    
Monomicrobial infection 108 (58.7%) 13 95 12
Gram-positive aerobic pathogens 48 (44.4%) 3 45 6.25
 Staphylococcus aureus 31 (64.6) 2 29 6.5
  MRSA 16 1 15 6.3
   MSSA 15 1 14 6.7
 Viridans streptococci 2 (4.2) 0 2 0
 Coagulase negative  Staphylococcus 3 (6.2) 0 3 0
 β-hemolytic streptococcus 12 (25) 1 11 8.3
  Group non-ABD 4 1 3 25
  Group B 4 0 4 0
  Group A 2 0 2 0
  S. dysgalactiae 1 0 1 0
  S. equisimilis 1 0 1 0
Gram-negative aerobic pathogens 60 (55.6%) 10 50 16.7
 Vibrio vulnificus 40 (66.6) 4 36 10
 Aeromonas spp 11 (18.3) 5 6 45.5
 Pseudomonas aeruginosa 5 (8.3) 1 4 20
 Enterobacter cloacae 1 (1.7) 0 1 0
 E. coli 1 (1.7) 0 1 0
 Klebsiella pneumoniae 1 (1.7) 0 1 0
 Shewanella putrefaciens 1 (1.7) 0 1 0
Polymicrobial infection 22 (12.0%) 3 19 13.6
No growth 54 (29.3%) 4 50 7.4
Total 184 20 164 10.9