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Table 3 Microorganisms isolated in colonized catheters

From: Vascular catheter colonization: surveillance based on culture of needleless connectors

Catheter tip Skin + NCs Skin + hubs
Staphylococcus epidermidis Staphylococcus epidermidis Staphylococcus epidermidis
Staphylococcus epidermidis Staphylococcus epidermidis Staphylococcus epidermidis
Staphylococcus epidermidis Staphylococcus epidermidis Staphylococcus epidermidis
CoNS - -
Staphylococcus epidermidis Staphylococcus epidermidis
Moraxella osloensis
Klebsiella pneumoniae
Staphylococcus epidermidis
Klebsiella pneumoniae
Candida albicans Staphylococcus hominis -
Staphylococcus epidermidis Staphylococcus epidermidis
Staphylococcus aureus
Staphylococcus saprophyticus
Staphylococcus epidermidis
Staphylococcus epidermidis Staphylococcus epidermidis Staphylococcus epidermidis
Staphylococcus hominis - -
  1. NCs, needleless connectors; CoNS, coagulase-negative staphylococci