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Table 2 Site of infection and microbiology

From: Pro-atrial natriuretic peptide is a prognostic marker in sepsis, similar to the APACHE II score: an observational study

Site of infection Details Number of patientsa
Lung Streptococcus pneumoniae (6), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (5), Haemophilus influenzae (3), Streptococcus pyogenes (3), Staphylococcus aureus (3), Klebsiella pneumoniae (2), Escherichia coli (2), Enterobacter spp. (2), Streptococcus salivarius (1), Legionella pneumophilia (1), unknown (16) 44
Urinary tract Escherichia coli (5), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (1) 6
Abdominal (gastrointestinal tract, liver, bile duct, and pancreas) Clostridium difficile-associated colitis (1), unknown (4) 5
Others Meningococcal meningitis (1), sepsis with Torulopsis glabrata (1), malaria with Plasmodium falciparum (1) 3
  1. aAn infection was diagnosed in 58% of the patients (on admission in 53 patients; five additional patients developed sepsis during their stay in the medical intensive care unit).