Table 3

Organisms isolated from cultures of different sample types from septic patients

GermTotal no. (%) of isolatesNo. (%) of isolates from:
BloodExudateUrineSputumFeces
Gram-negative bacteria
    Escherichia coli19 (30.5)928
    Pseudomonas5 (7.9)1112
    Proteus mirabilis3 (4.8)111
    Klebsiella pneumoniae2 (3.1)2
    Salmonella1 (1.6)1
    Acinetobacter baumannii1 (1.6)1
    Haemophilus influenzae1 (1.6)1
    Proteus vulgaris1 (1.6)1
    Bacteroides fragilis1 (1.6)1
    Enterobacter cloacae1 (1.6)1
Total35 (55.9)14 (22.2)6 (9.5)10 (15.9)4 (6.3)1 (1.6)
Gram-positive bacteria
    Staphylococcus aureus10 (15.8)541
    Streptococcus pneumoniae6 (9.5)312
    Enterococcus faecalis4 (6.2)121
    Enterococcus faecium2 (3.1)11
    Streptococcus epidermidis1 (1.6)1
    Streptococcus agalactiae1 (1.6)1
    Staphylococcus haemolyticus1 (1.6)1
Total25 (39.4)13 (20.6)8 (12.7)1 (1.6)3 (4.8)0 (0.0)
Fungus
    Candida albicans2 (3.1)11
Parasite
    Plasmodium falciparum1 (1.6)1
Total63 (100.0)28 (44.4)14 (22.2)12 (19.0)8 (12.7)1 (1.6)