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PATHOGENS

  • Staphylococcus aureus including MRSA (accounts for ~70%)
  • Gram-negative bacilli (infrequent)
  • Mixed infections with anaerobes
  • Streptococci including S. pneumoniae
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Immunocompromised hosts (especially advanced AIDS): Aspergillus, mycobacteria (TB, MAI), Salmonella, other Gram-negative bacilli

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Last updated: May 30, 2016