Table 3.

Microbiologic causes of the peritonitis episodes

ParameterSuccess Group (n)Fail Group (n)
Number of patients5149
Organisms identified
    Staphylococcus aureus23
    coagulase-negative staphylococcal species23
    Pseudomonas species1618
    other gram-negative bacilli63
    Mycobacterial species31
    fungal28
    mixed growth119
    no growth94