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Table 2 Detection frequencies of bacteria

From: The oral cavity is not a primary source for implantable pacemaker or cardioverter defibrillator infections

Bacterial species Detection frequency (n)
  RMD clinically non-infected (n = 24) RMD clinically infected (n = 23)
  device oral device oral
Propionibacterium acnes 5 5 4 1
Staphylococcus epidermidis    6 3
Staphylococcus aureus    3  
Staphylococcus schleiferi    1  
Staphylococcus spec. 2 2 2  
uncultured 2