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Table 2 Characteristics of periprosthetic infection

From: Clindamycin-rifampin combination therapy for staphylococcal periprosthetic joint infections: a retrospective observational study

  Debridement and retention (n) Revision (n)
Number of patients 18 18
Manifestation of infection
 Early (≤ 3 months) 12 3
 Delayed (3-24 months) 2 2
 Late (≥ 24 months) 4 13
Age of implant, weeks; median (range) 7 (1 – 442) 263 (29 - 862)
Referred from another hospital 0 9
Perioperative cultures   
 Methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus 11 2
 Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus 1 0
 Coagulase-negative staphylococci 5 14
 Polymicrobial 1 2
Number of positive cultures per patient; median (range) 3 (1 – 7) 6 (2 – 9)