Table 2.

Causative organisms of pretraining peritonitis compared with first peritonitis in the control group

OrganismsPretraining PeritonitisControl Overall, n=62
Overall, n=52Within first 2 wk, n=22After 2 wk, n=30
S. aureus16 (30.8%)6 (27.3%)10 (33.3%)6 (9.7%)
Negative growth13 (25.0%)6 (27.3%)7 (23.3%)7 (11.3%)
Mixed growth11 (21.2%)6 (27.3%)5 (16.7%)6 (9.7%)
Gram-negative bacilli5 (9.6%)1 (4.5%)4 (13.3%)15 (24.2%)
Coagulase-negative Staphylococcus2 (3.8%)1 (4.5%)1 (3.3%)10 (16.1%)
Anaerobes2 (3.8%)1 (4.5%)1 (3.3%)0
Streptococcus1 (1.9%)01 (3.3%)10 (16.1%)
Corynebacterium0004 (6.5%)
Enterococcus0001 (1.6%)
Fungus1 (1.9%)01 (3.3%)0
Tuberculosis1 (1.9%)1 (4.5%)03 (4.8%)