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Table 3 The microbiology of peritonitis episodes

From: Causative organisms and outcomes of peritoneal dialysis-related peritonitis in Sarawak General Hospital, Kuching, Malaysia: a 3-year analysis

  Number isolated in 2013 Number isolated in 2014 Number isolated in 2015 Total number isolated
(n = 124)
Percentage of total episode
Gram-positive organism 10 (31.3%) 14 (35%) 18 (34.6%) 42 33.9
Streptococcus sp. 4 4 10 18 14.5
 Coagulase-negative Staphylococcus (CoNS) 4 5 5 14 13.7
Staphylococcus aureus 1 3 3 7 4.0
 Other gram-positive organisms 1 2 0 3 1.6
Gram-negative organism 6 (18.8%) 13 (32.5%) 17 (32.7%) 36 29.0
Pseudomonas sp. 3 4 7 14 11.3
Escherichia coli (E. coli) 1 1 4 6 4.0
Acinetobacter sp. 1 2 2 5 4.0
Klebsiella sp. 1 2 1 4 4.0
Enterobacter sp. 0 1 1 2 1.6
 Other gram-negative organisms 0 3 2 5 6.5
Fungi 2 1 1 4 3.2
Mycobacterium tuberculosis 1 0 1 2 1.6
Polymicrobial 1 3 1 5 4.0
Culture-negative 12 (37.5%) 9 (22.5%) 14 (26.9%) 35 28.2
Total 32 40 52 124 100.0