Table 1.

Metastatic disease caused by S. epidermidis 1457 or 1457-M10 in the rat model of CVC-associated infectiona

OrganS. epidermidis1457S. epidermidis 1457-M10
No. of animals infected/totalMean no. of CFU ± SD/g of tissueNo. of animals infected/totalMean no. of CFU/g of tissue
Lung4/72,855 ± 1,9501/71,116
Heart3/710,970 ± 9,3941/7411
Liver3/79,045 ± 4,4801/71,174
Kidney2/7305 ± 1971/767
  • a Differences were not significant, as determined by the Mann-Whitney test.