Gastroenterology Research, ISSN 1918-2805 print, 1918-2813 online, Open Access
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Volume 13, Number 3, June 2020, pages 114-116

Auditing the Routine Microbiological Examination of Pus Swabs From Uncomplicated Perianal Abscesses: Clinical Necessity or Old Habit?


Table 1. Detailed Summary of the Microbiology Results From the Obtained Pus Swabs
No. of patientsMicrobiology resultAntibiotic sensitivity
N = 5No growth occurred after incubationNon-applicable
N = 6Mixed anerobesSensitive to metronidazole
N = 2Mixed skin organismsNo antibiogram performed
N = 1Mixed anerobes and Streptococcus anginosus (heavy growth)Sensitive to flucloxacillin and metronidazole
N = 1Mixed anaerobes, E. coli (heavy growth), Streptococcus anginosus (heavy growth)Sensitive to penicillin and metronidazole
N = 1Staphylococcus aureus (heavy growth)Sensitive to flucloxacillin