Thirteen of the cultures were polymicrobial whereas the remainder were monobacterial
(32,33) The more rare Type III is a monobacterial
infection with a Clostridium series or other anaerobic organism.
All 70 blood cultures were monobacterial
. Out of 70 isolates, 35 [50%] isolates were Gram-positive cocci and 35 [50%] isolates were Gram-negative bacilli.
TKA infections were present in 31 cases.
Concluding, the distinct actinomycetes and streptococci species of the polybacterial mixture showed a similar attachment-behaviour like the monobacterial
Isolation studies revealed monobacterial
infection (80%) and mixed (20%).
infection was seen in 1228 blood cultures, whereas more than one organism (two organisms) was seen in 15 blood cultures giving 1258 isolates.
Out of 83 bacterial culture positive cases, 78 were monobacterial
and 5 were polybacterial and total bacterial isolates obtained were 88 out of 88 bacterial isolates; P.
According to, staphylococci cause the largest number of deaths, whilst there seemed to be a low death rate for patients with abscesses produced by streptococci in monobacterial
infections the most common isolate was pseudomonas (22.6%), followed by staph.
of patients 97 Samples with growth 73 No bacterial growth 24 Total isolates 82 Table 3: Distribution of Monobacterial
and Polymicrobial Growth Our Study 2 3 8 9 Monobacterial
growth 74% 74% 64% 39% 70% Polymicrobial growth 4% 14% 46% 11% 15% Note: 2, 3, 8, 9 indicate reference numbers.