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Table 2 Germs responsible for infection in 1,035/1,488 septic shock patients in whom the causative microorganism was identified (EPISS study - 2009 to 2011).

From: The epidemiology of septic shock in French intensive care units: the prospective multicenter cohort EPISS study

Germ All (n= 1,035) Survival probabilitiesa P value (log-rank test)
  n (%) 3 days 7 days 28 days 0.13
Gram-negative bacilli 505 (48.7) 81.0 74.0 59.5  
Gram-positive bacilli 4 (0.4) 0 0 66.7  
Gram-positive cocci 373 (35.9) 80.7 76.4 57.1  
Gram-negative cocci 5 (0.5) 80.0 80.0 60.0  
Fungus 33 (3.2) 90.9 81.8 47.6  
Parasite 15 (1.5) 0 93.3 73.3  
Intracellular 30 (2.9) 93.3 86.7 73.3  
Virus 22 (2.1) 90.9 86.4 63.6  
Anaerobic 33 (3.2) 75.8 72.7 54.5  
Polymicrobial 4 (0.4) 50.0 50.0 25.0  
Other 11 (1.1) 81.8 81.8 63.6  
  1. aAccording to the Kaplan-Meier product-limit method