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Table 4 Prevalence of microorganisms isolated from sternal wounds in cases of mediastinitis

From: Preoperative hospital length of stay as a modifiable risk factor for mediastinitis after cardiac surgery

Microorganism Frequency (%)
Coagulase-negative staphylococcus 82
Enterococcus 22
Escherichia coli 11
Klebsiella 11
Staphylococcus aureus 9
Candida albicans 9
Corynebacterium 7
Other 26
Mixed flora 49