Table 1

Microbiology results from the clinical scenarios provided to respondents, listed by case

Blood culturesSpleen culturesLung cultures
Case 1Group B β-haemolytic StreptococcusGroup B β-haemolytic StreptococcusGroup B β-haemolytic Streptococcus
Case 2Group B β-haemolytic Streptococcus; mixed coliformsGroup B β-haemolytic Streptococcus; mixed coliforms; upper-respiratory-tract floraGroup B β-haemolytic Streptococcus; Staphylococcus aureus, coliforms; upper-respiratory-tract flora
Case 3Negative culturesCoagulase-negative StaphylococcusCoagulase-negative Staphylococcus
Case 4S aureusS aureus and coliformsS aureus and viridans streptococci
Case 5Mixed coliforms; viridans streptococciMixed coliforms; enterococci; coagulase-negative StaphylococcusMixed coliforms; viridans streptococci, coagulase-negative Staphylococcus