Table 2

Source of bacteraemiaa

Focus

All

S. aureus

Str. pneumoniae

β-hml str.

E. coli

n = 170b

n = 56b

n = 45b

n = 29b

n = 40b

(%)

(%)

(%)

(%)

(%)


Pneumonia

39 (22.9)

2 (3.6)

35 (77.8)

2 (6.9)

0 (0)

Skin

37 (21.8)

19 (33.9)

2 (4.4)

16 (55.2)

0 (0)

Urinary

30 (17.6)

1 (1.8)

0 (0)

1 (3.4)

28 (70.0)

Source unknown

17 (10.0)

3 (5.4)

4 (8.9)

3 (10.3)

7 (17.5)

Osteomyelitis/spondylitis

15 (8.8)

12 (21.4)

0 (0)

3 (10.3)

0 (0)

Gall bladder

7 (4.1)

0 (0)

3 (6.7)

0 (0)

4 (10.0)

Endocarditis

6 (3.5)

6 (10.7)

0 (0)

0 (0)

0 (0)

Arthritis

6 (3.5)

5 (8.9)

0 (0)

1 (3.4)

0 (0)

Mediastinitis

4 (2.4)

4 (7.1)

0 (0)

0 (0)

0 (0)

Meningitis

3 (1.8)

1 (1.8)

1 (2.2)

1 (3.4)

0 (0)

Gynaecological

3 (1.8)

0 (0)

0 (0)

2 (6.9)

1 (2.5)

Intravenous/intra-arterial catheter-related

3 (1.8)

3 (5.4)

0 (0)

0 (0)

0 (0)


aOne patient may have several focuses

bIndicating the number of focuses

Huttunen et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2007 7:13   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-7-13

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