Table 1

Bacterial pathogens isolated from the two wards
NICU PAED TOTAL
(N = 63) (N = 268) (N = 331)
Pathogens EOS(%) LOS(%) n(%) n(%)
Gram positive cocci (GPC)
Coagulase Positive Staphylococci 3(20.0) 5(38.5) 20(34.5) 28(32.2)
Coagulase Negative Staphylococci 5(33.3) 5(38.5) 15(25.9) 25(28.7)
Streptococcus pneumoniae 0(0.0) 0(0.0) 1(1.7) 1(1.2)
β-haemolytic Streptococcus 0(0.0) 0(0.0) 1(1.7) 1(1.2)
Gram negative rods (GNR)
Klebsiella pneumoniae 2(13.3) 0(0.0) 4(6.9) 6(6.9)
Escherichia coli 1(6.7) 1(7.7) 4(6.9) 6(6.9)
Salmonella typhi 0(0.0) 0(0.0) 6(10.3) 6(6.9)
Klebsiella spp 2(13.3) 0(0.0) 4(6.9) 6(6.9)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa 0(0.0) 1(7.7) 2(3.4) 3(3.5)
Non-typhoidal Salmonella 1(6.7) 0(0.0) 1(1.7) 2(2.3)
Acinetobacter spp 1(6.7) 1(7.7) 0(0.0) 2(2.3)
Total isolates 15 13 58 86

NICU: Neonatal intensive care unit, PAED: Paediatric ward, EOS: Early onset, LOS Late onset.

Acquah et al.

Acquah et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:89   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-13-89

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