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Table 1 Suspected, confirmed and proportion of correct identified focus of infection in community acquired severe sepsis (n (%))

From: Aetiology, antimicrobial therapy and outcome of patients with community acquired severe sepsis: a prospective study in a Norwegian university hospital

Infection Suspected at admissiona Confirmed at dischargea Correct at admissionb
Respiratory 101 (45.9) 115 (52.3) 93 (80.9)
Genitourinary 25 (11.4) 31 (14.1) 20 (64.5)
Soft tissue 23 (10.5) 27 (12.3) 18 (66.7)
Abdominal 16 (7.3) 26 (11.8) 13 (50)
Endocarditis 4 (1.8) 12 (5.5) 4 (33.3)
Bacteremia 2 (0.9) 5 (2.3) 1 [20]
CNS 4 (1.8) 4 (1.8) 2 (50)
Unknown 36 (16.4) 0 (0.0) n.a.
Not suspected 9 (4.1) n.a. n.a.
Total 220 (100) 220 (100) 151 (68.6)
  1. Abbreviations: CNS, central nervous system; n.a., not applicable.
  2. aPercent calculated column-wise, from total cases.
  3. bPercent calculated row-wise, from each infection category’s total number of confirmed cases.