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Table 2 Spectrum of organisms isolated from the evisceration contents

From: Infectious endophthalmitis leading to evisceration: spectrum of bacterial and fungal pathogens and antibacterial susceptibility profile

  Organism Number (%)
Gram-positive organisms (n = 183) Streptococcus pneumoniae 68 (37.15)
  Staphylococcus epidermidis 31 (16.93)
  Staphylococcus aureus 22 (12.02)
  Bacillus spp. 12 (6.55)
  Β-hemolytic Streptococci 12 (6.55)
  Corynebacterium spp. 10 (5.46)
  α- hemolytic streptococci 7 (3.82)
  Staphylococcus spp. 5 (2.73)
  Coagulase-negative staphylococci 4 (2.18)
  Non-hemolytic Streptococci 3 (1.63)
  Leuconostoc spp. 2 (1.09)
  Brevibacterium spp. 2 (1.09)
  Enteorcoccus spp. 1 (0.54)
  Kocuriaspp 1 (0.54)
  Mycobacterium spp. 1 (0.54)
  Nocardia spp. 1 (0.54)
  Pentoea spp. 1(0.54)
Gram-negative organisms (n = 87) Pseudomonas aeruginosa 47 (54.02)
  Escherechia coli 11 (12.64)
  Enterobacter spp. 7 (8.04)
  Hemophilus spp. 4 (4.59)
  Klebsiella spp. 4 (4.59)
  Pseudomonas spp. 4 (4.59)
  Acenitobacter spp. 3 (3.44)
  Citrobacter spp. 2 (2.29)
  Serratia spp. 2 (2.29)
  Burkholderia spp. 1 (1.14)
  Weeksellavirosa 1 (1.14)
  Non-fermenting gram-negative bacilli 1 (1.14)
Fungi (n = 137) Fusarium spp 19 (13.86)
  Unidentified hyaline fungi 26 (18.97)
  Aspergillus spp. 58 (42.33)
  Unidentified dematecious fungi 11 (8.02)
  Candida spp. 3 (2.18)
  Acremonium spp. 8 (5.83)
  Exserohilum spp. 2 (1.45)
  Colletotrichum spp. 2 (1.45)
  Phialophora spp. 1 (0.72)
  Alternaria spp. 1 (0.72)
  Penicillium spp. 1(0.72)
  Absidia spp. 1(0.72)
  Lasiodiplodia spp. 1(0.72)
  Curvularia spp. 1(0.72)
  Cladosporium spp. 1(0.72)
  Mucor 1(0.72)
Parasitic organisms (n = 5) Acanthameba spp. 5 (100)