Table 1

Blood culture results in children between 2 months and 5 years of age

All pneumonia

n = 173

Non-severe pneumonia*

n = 72

Severe pneumonia

n = 101

No pneumonia

n = 859

Total

n = 1032

n

%

%

n

%

n

%

n

%


NTS

16

9.3

7

9.7

9

8.9

112

13.0

128

12.4

S. Typhi

4

2.3

1

1.4

3

3.0

11

1.3

15

1.5

Shigella spp.

0

-

0

-

0

-

3

0.4

3

0.3

Enterococcus spp.

0

-

0

-

0

-

1

0.1

1

0.1

S. pneumoniae

8

4.6

2

2.8

6

5.9

12

1.4

20

1.9

H. influenzae

0

-

0

-

0

-

1

0.1

1

0.1

Streptococcus spp.

1

0.6

1

1.4

0

-

3

0.4

4

0.4

S. aureus

5

2.9

1

1.4

4

4.0

17

2.0

22

2.1

Klebsiella spp.

2

1.2

1

1.4

1

1.0

2

0.2

4

0.4

Pseudomonas spp.

1

0.6

0

-

1

1.0

0

-

1

0.1

Acinetobacter spp.

1

0.6

0

-

1

1.0

2

0.2

3

0.3

M. morganii

1

0.6

0

-

1

1.0

0

-

1

0.1

E. coli

1

0.6

0

-

1

1.0

4

0.5

4

0.5

Contaminant

11

6.4

5

6.9

6

5.9

79

9.2

90

8.7

Negative

122

70.5

54

75.0

68

67.3

612

71.3

734

71.1


* Pneumonia cases according to WHO-IMCI definition. Agogo Presbyterian Hospital 09/2007-07/2009

# Severe pneumonia included the WHO definitions for "very severe pneumonia" and "severe pneumonia"

Schwarz et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2010 10:319   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-10-319

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