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Table. 2.

Prevalence of potential pathogens isolated from the blood culture in the Republic of Korea

Microorganism No. True pathogen (%) Contaminated (%) Reference
Coagulase-negative staphylococci 560 133 (23.8) 427 (76.2) Chun et al., 2019
Viridans group Streptococcus 93 43 (46.2) 50 (53.8)
Bacillus species 54 15 (27.7) 39 (72.3)
Corynebacterium species 21 4 (19.0) 17 (81.0)
Micrococcus species 14 0 (0.0) 14 (100.0)
Propionibacterium acnes 8 0 (0.0) 8 (100.0)
Total 750 195 555
Biomed Sci Letters 2021;27:45-50 https://doi.org/10.15616/BSL.2021.27.2.45
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