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Table 2 Microbiological analysis of the identified SSIs

From: Effectiveness of topical vancomycin in the prevention of spinal surgical site infections: a retrospective cohort study

Isolated microbe Deep infections (n) Superficial infections (n)
Mycobacterium tuberculosis 2 0
Methicillin susceptible Staphylococcus aureus 3 5
Klebsiella pneumoniae 1 0
Klebsiella pneumoniae –ESBL* 2 1
Pseudomonas aeruginosa 4 2
Escherichia coli 0 2
Enterobacter cloacae-MDR**, 1 0
Morganella morganii 2 0
Acinetobacter baumannii 1 0
MRSA 4 0
Escherichia coli -ESBL* 1 1
Coagulase-Negative Staphylococci± 0 4
Total number 21 15
  1. *ESBL extended-spectrum beta-lactamase
  2. **MDR multi-drug resistant
  3. ±Coagulase negative staphylococci: two isolates were Staphylococcus epidermidis and Staphylococcus hominis. The other two isolates were not identified