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Table 1 Frequency of isolation and colony counts of different bacteria in patients with malabsorption syndrome.

From: Spectrum and antibiotic sensitivity of bacteria contaminating the upper gut in patients with malabsorption syndrome from the tropics

Name of bacteria Frequency of isolation* Median colony count (CFU/ml) Range (CFU/ml)
Aerobes    
Escherichia coli 12 105 103 to >105
Streptococcus species (Non-A, non-B, non-D) 12 >105 1.6 × 103 to >105
Klebsiella pneumoniae 5 8 × 104 6 × 102 to >105
Enterococcus fecalis 3 105 1.6 × 103 to >105
Enterococcus fecium 1 >105 -
Staphylococcus aureus 5 >105 3 × 102 to >105
Pseudomonas aeruginosa 3 105 3.6 × 103 to 105
Acinetobacter baumanii 3 6 × 102 4 × 102 to >105
Citrobacter freundii 1 104 -
Proteus mirabilis 1 103 -
Anaerobes    
Bacteroides melaninogenicus 1 >105 -
  1. *Jejunal aspirate of 20 patients grew one, 13 two and one three bacterial species.