TableĀ 1

Organisms cultured in infectious effusions

CulturesNumber of patients (%)
Streptococcus spp.44 (34)
Staphylococcus spp.27 (21.2)
Polymicrobial11 (8.6)
Fusobacterium spp.6 (4.7)
Enterococcus spp.6 (4.7)
Pseudomonas spp.4 (3.1)
Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC)2 (1.5)
Bacteroides spp.2 (1.5)
Klebsiella, Haemophilus influenzae, Tuberculosis, Actinomyces, Aspergillus1 each (0.75)