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Table 5 Organisms recovered from different specimens

From: Bacterial infections in Lilongwe, Malawi: aetiology and antibiotic resistance

Organism Blood n (%) CSF n (%) Joint n (%) Bone n (%) Pus n (%) Total n (%)
S. aureus 92 (39.0) 0 5 (38.5) 3 (42.9) 54 (62.8) 154 (42.0)
S. pneumoniae 56 (23.5) 10 (43.5) 3 (23.1) 0 1 (1.2) 70 (19.1)
Streptococcus spp. 20 (8.4) 1 (4.4) 2 (15.4) 2 (28.6) 11 (12.8) 36 (9.8)
Salmonella spp 20 (8.4) 1 (4.4) 3 (23.1) 0 0 24 (6.5)
Gram negative bacilli* 43 (18.5) 2 (8.7) 0 2 (28.6) 20 (23.2) 68 (18.5)
N. meningitidis 2 (0.8) 0 0 0 0 2 (0.5)
C. neoformans 2 (0.8) 9 (39.1) 0 0 0 11 (3.0)
Yeast/Candida 2 (0.8) 0 0 0 0 2 (0.5)
Total 238 (100) 23 (100) 13 (100) 7 (100) 86 (100) 367 (100)
  1. * includes E. coli, Klebsiella, Proteus, Pseudomonas, Citrobacter, Yersinia and Acinetobacter