Table 2

Cultivation data

Species

No. of catheters

Percent [%]

Catheter number


No growth

7

36.8

3,6,7,9,10,12,16

Coagulase-negative staphylococci

4

21.1

2,13,14,15

S. epidermidis

4

21.1

1,4,5,8

P. aeruginosa

1

5.3

17

K. pneumoniae

1

5.3

1

Fungi

1

5.3

11

Mixed growth

1

5.3

18


Cultivation data from the 18 CVC investigated. All except those identified as mixed growth were quantified to more than 15 CFU.

Larsen et al. BMC Clinical Pathology 2008 8:10   doi:10.1186/1472-6890-8-10

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