Which pathogens are common causes of secondary peritonitis (SP)?

Updated: Jul 23, 2019
  • Author: Brian J Daley, MD, MBA, FACS, FCCP, CNSC; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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Answer

Common organisms cultured in secondary peritonitis are presented in Table 2, below. [10]

Table 2. Microbial Flora of Secondary Peritonitis (Open Table in a new window)

Type

Organism

Percentage

Aerobic

 

 

Gram negative

Escherichia coli

60%

 

Enterobacter/Klebsiella

26%

 

Proteus

22%

 

Pseudomonas

8%

Gram positive

Streptococci

28%

 

Enterococci

17%

 

Staphylococci

7%

Anaerobic

Bacteroides

72%

 

Eubacteria

24%

 

Clostridia

17%

 

Peptostreptococci

14%

 

Peptococci

11%

Fungi

Candida

2%


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