Table 4.

Microbiologic isolates from 123 episodes of catheter-related bacteremia

OrganismIsolates, n (%)
Gram-positive cocci104 (84.5%)
Staphylococcus epidermidis 46
Staphylococcus aureus 37
Enterococcus faecalis 15
other group D enterococci6
Gram-positive rods2 (1.6%)
Corynebacterium species4
Gram-negative rods41 (33.3%)
Enterobacter cloacae 11
other Enterobacter species2
Pseudomonas species8
Acinetobacter baumanii 5
Citrobacter species5
Serratia species2
Klebsiella pneumoniae 4
Proteus mirabilis 1
Escherichia coli 1
Agrobacterium radiobacter 1
Alcaligenes species1
Acid-fast organism2 (1.6%)
Mycobacterium fortuitum 2