TABLE 2

Monomicrobial cultures with C. striatum by site

Specimen typeaNo. (% total cultures)
Blood22 (18)
Tracheal aspirate16 (13)
Tissue15 (13)
Wound14 (12)
Bone11 (9)
LVAD7 (6)
Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid7 (6)
Synovial fluid6 (5)
Nonsterile siteb5 (4)
Peritoneal fluid3 (3)
Pleural fluid2 (2)
Abscess2 (2)
Bronchial washing1 (1)
Aspirate1 (1)
Lung tissue (autopsy)1 (1)
Graft1 (1)
Urine1 (1)
Unknown4 (3)
Total119
  • a LVAD, left ventricular assist device.

  • b Includes cervical, cyst, cornea, drainage, genital, lesion, ocular swab, placenta, sinus, stool, ulcer, urethra, vaginal, vesicle, and wound specimens.