Table 2

Bacteriological findings, CSF cell counts, and treatment in patients with positive CSF cultures

PatientDay of occurrence of positive cultureSpeciesCSF cell countAntibiotic treatmentIntrathecal vancomycin
x: CSF cell ounting was impossible because of appearance of blood in the CSF.
13 Enterococcus faecium 2570imipenem, vancomycin
22 Staphylococcus aureus 1000co-amoxiclav, fosfomycin
31 Staphylococcus epidermidis 60ciprofloxacin, fosfomycinyes
3 Staphylococcus epidermidis 5
4 Corynebacterium jekeium 2
41 Staphylococcus epidermidis 1130ampicillin+sulbactam, fosfomycinyes
2 Staphylococcus epidermidis 620
4 Staphylococcus epidermidis 183
9 Staphylococcus epidermidis 12
521 Klebsiella pneumoniae 2ceftriaxon
22 Staphylococcus aureus 9co-amoxiclav, fosfomycin
Staphylococcus coagulase negative
62 Streptococcus viridans 4co-amoxiclav, fosfomycin
79Aerobic spores formers1co-amoxiclav
813 Staphylococcus epidermidis 820co-amoxiclav, fosfomycin
92Streptococcus intermittens2ofloxacin
106 Staphylococcus epidermidis 2440ceftriaxon, amikacin
7 Staphylococcus epidermidis 2530
15 Pseudomonas aeroginosa 43
16 Pseudomonas aeroginosa 11
Acinetobacter
111 Staphylococcus aureus xaztreonam, netilmicinyes
Streptococcus morbilians
2 Staphylococcus saprophyteus x
1216 Klebsiella pneumoniae 2piperacillin+tacobactam
1312 Staphylococcus epidermidis xceftriaxon
141 Staphylococcus epidermidis 3000co-amoxiclav, fosfomycinyes
2 Staphylococcus epidermidis 470
4 Staphylococcus epidermidis 85
5 Staphylococcus epidermidis 9
9Aerobic spores formers75
10 Staphylococcus epidermidis 3
151 Staphylococcus epidermidis xco-amoxiclavyes
3Aerobic spores formers42
163 Staphylococcus aureus 870co-amoxiclav, fosfomycinyes
4Enterobacter3350imipenem, vancomycin
5Enterobacter1930
173 Staphylococcus aureus 3520ampicillin+sulbactamyes
12 Staphylococcus simulans 34
1813Aerobic spores formersxampicillin+sulbactam
198Corynebacterium2co-amoxiclav
201 Enterococcus faecium 45co-amoxiclav
212Enterobacter3050imipenem, vancomycin
4Enterobacter1200