Table 5

Number of participants with gram-negative bacteria by body site of 100 healthy US military service members deployed to Afghanistan who presented to an acute care clinic
Isolate* Nares Oropharynx Axilla Groin Hand Foot Perirectal Number of participants colonized
Total MDR bacteria (all Escherichia coli) 0 0 0 4 (4) 0 1 (1) 9 (10) 11 (15)
Total non-MDR bacteria 12 (13) 8 (10) 13 (14) 20 (27) 12 (12) 12 (14) 65 (107) 80 (197)
Acinetobacter baumannii-calcoaceticus complex 0 0 0 0 1 (1) 3 (3) 0 4 (4)
Acinetobacter lwoffii 0 0 3 (3) 2 (2) 5 (5) 5 (5) 1 (1) 13 (16)
Alcaligenes species 0 1 (1) 0 2 (2) 1 (1) 2 (2) 1 (1) 5 (7)
Citrobacter species 1 (1) 0 0 0 0 1 (1) 3 (3) 5 (5)
Enterobacter aerogenes 5 (6) 2 (2) 4 (4) 1 (1) 1 (1) 0 2 (2) 9 (16)
Enterobacter cloacae 0 1 (2) 0 1 (1) 0 1 (1) 0 3 (4)
Escherichia coli 2 (2) 0 3 (3) 12 (17) 0 0 57 (75) 59 (97)
Klebsiella oxytoca 3 (3) 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 (3)
Klebsiella pneumoniae 0 0 2 (2) 2 (2) 0 0 19 (20) 20 (24)
Proteus species 0 0 1 (1) 0 0 0 2 (2) 3 (3)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa 0 1 (1) 0 1 (1) 0 0 2 (2) 2 (4)
Serratia marcescens 1 (1) 1 (2) 0 0 0 0 0 1 (3)
Stenotrophomonas maltophilia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other** 0 2 (2) 1 (1) 1 (1) 4 (4) 2 (2) 1 (1) 11 (11)

Number of isolates in ().

* Participants can be colonized with multiple bacteria or clones of bacteria.

**Other isolates includes: Comamonas testosteroni, Enterobacter gergoviae, Moraxella species (2), Pantoea agglomerans (3), Pseudomonas species, Pseudomonas putida, Serratia liquefaciens, Sphingomonas paucimobilis.

Vento et al.

Vento et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:68   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-13-68

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