Table 2

Distribution of organisms in positive bacterial cultures (1989–98)

No of bacterial isolates% of total bacterial isolates
*Bacteria specimens not identified under the conditions of our laboratory.
Gram positive cocci25051%
    Staphylococcus epidermidis 9118.6%
    Micrococcus spp5411%
    Staphylococcus aureus 275.5%
    Streptococcus pneumococcus 5912%
    Streptococcus viridans 173.5%
Gram positive bacilli459.2%
    Corynebacterium commune 367.4%
    Bacillus spp10.2%
    Nocardia actinomycete 10.2%
Gram negative cocci20.4%
    Branhamella catarrhalis 20.4%
Gram negative bacilli19339.4%
    Pseudomonas spp15832.2%
    Acinetobacter spp71.4%
    Moraxella spp10.2%
    Enterobacteriaceae 214.3%
    Flavobacterium spp20.4%
Total bacterial isolates490